atrophy Meaning and Definition

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English definition for atrophy

1. n. any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)

2. n. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

3. v. undergo atrophy

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Atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body. Causes of atrophy include mutations (which can destroy the gene to build up the organ), poor nourishment, poor circulation, loss of hormonal support, loss of nerve supply to the target organ, excessive amount of apoptosis of cells, and disuse or lack of exercise or disease intrinsic to the tissue itself.
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