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(a′trŏ-fē)

[¹an- + -trophy]

1. A decrease in size of an organ or tissue; wasting. Atrophy may result from death and resorption of cells, diminished cellular proliferation, pressure, ischemia, malnutrition, decreased activity, or hormonal changes.
2. To degenerate; lose size, strength, or vitality.
atrophic (ā″trō′fik) (ā″trof′ik), adj.

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Atrophy." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762248/all/brown_atrophy.
Atrophy. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762248/all/brown_atrophy. Accessed July 22, 2019.
Atrophy. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762248/all/brown_atrophy
Atrophy [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 22]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762248/all/brown_atrophy.
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