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Atrophy (definition)
(at'ro-fe) (Greek. A - want of + trophe - nourishment)
A diminution of a tissue.



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(t´rf), diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, or organ from its fully developed normal size. Temporary may occur in muscles that are not used, as when a limb is encased in a plaster cast.

Term Definition
Atrophy
To shrink.
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is the wasting away of normally developed tissue (which may be forming an organ such as the skin) due to cell degeneration.
of tissue can occur for various reasons, including - for example, ageing, disuse, or undernourishment.

Lipoatrophy is the term describing the localized loss of fat tissue.

Optic 2, X-Linked
The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain and carries visual signals from the retina that enables us to see. Consequently, any disease that damages this nerve can result in vision loss.

Optic Atrophy
Optic atrophy is a condition that affects the optic nerve, which carries impulses from the eye to the brain. (Atrophy means to waste away or deteriorate.) ...

Muscle
Alternate Names : Muscle wasting, Wasting, of the muscles
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Optic Atrophy, Hereditary
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Definition of medical terminology for Optic Atrophy, Hereditary.

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Vaginal Atrophy (Atrophic Vaginitis)
What Is It?
Vaginal atrophy is a change of the vagina that develops when there is a significant decrease in levels of the female hormone estrogen. The condition also is called atrophic vaginitis.

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Muscle
Muscle - loss of muscle mass, may be partial or complete wasting away of muscle. In eating disorders this is a primary symptom of protein deficiencies in the diet.

Atrophy is a partial or complete wasting away of any given body part. Most commonly, however, muscles atrophy for a variety of reasons.

Disuse occurs from a lack of physical exercise. In most people, muscle is caused by not using the muscles enough.

Vaginal atrophy, also called atrophic vaginitis, is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen.

Vaginal is the medical term that refers to the thinning of the wall of the vagina that occurs during menopause (the time when menstrual periods have ceased) in women. Prior to menopause, the vaginal lining appears plump, bright red, and moist.

Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain. Atrophy of any tissue means loss of cells. In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of neurons and the connections between them.

Cerebellar is a degeneration of the cerebellum, a section of the brain responsible for balance, voluntary muscle movements, and posture.

Vaginal Atrophy Definition
Definition
Atrophic vaginitis involves redness, itching, and dryness of the vagina. Over time there may be narrowing and shrinkage of the vaginal opening and the vagina itself.

Optic nerve (ONA) is mild to severe damage to the optic nerve that can adversely affect central vision, peripheral vision and color vision.

facial hemiatrophy of Romberg
Type: Term
Synonyms: facial hemiatrophy
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acute yellow of liver or yellow of liver
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Extensive and rapid death of the parenchymal cells of the liver, sometimes accompanied by fatty degeneration. Also called Rokitansky's disease.

Weakening and atrophy (shrinking) of the muscles around the chest and abdomen can cause skeletal deformities, such as scoliosis of the spine (see below).

Essential iris is a very rare, progressive disorder of the eye characterized by a pupil that is out of place and/or distorted, areas of degeneration on the iris (), and/or holes in the iris.

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare condition that causes symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease. However, patients with MSA have more widespread damage to the autonomic nervous system.

Multiple system is a relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative disorder causing pyramidal, cerebellar, and autonomic dysfunction.

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a rare, inherited disease, occurring in 1 in 6,500 live births. It results in loss of nerve cells in the spinal cord and weakness of the muscles connected with those nerves.
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Spinal muscular (SMA) is a group of inherited diseases that cause muscles to lose function. The progressive muscle deterioration causes weakness and eventually leads to death.

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Spinal muscular (SMA) is a genetic condition that results in poor motor skills as a result of weakened muscles. Muscles are weakened due to dysfunctional spinal cord cells and motor nerves.

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