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Synonyms for atrophy

Synonyms for atrophy

to become lower in quality, character, or condition

Synonyms for atrophy

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

any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)


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Incidence of progressive supranuclear palsy and multiple system atrophy in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1976 to 1990.
Tyler Roope, 7, of Burbank, who has spinal muscular atrophy, cuddles with service dog Rinka, trained by Canine Companions for Independence.
Hepatocellular and pancreatic atrophy, and poor physical condition, indicated reduced food intake.
Analysis of pre-treatment and post-treatment brain MRI scans showed a reduction in the average atrophy rate to 0.
They seem to show more atrophy in brain areas involved with vision and language, which makes sense, given their symptoms.
They also reviewed data on 12,860 patients whose biopsies did not show atrophy but did show inflammation of the small intestine, and another 3,705 patients with normal mucosa but serology indicative of celiac disease, including a positive IgA or IgG antigliadin, endo-mysial, or tissue transglutaminase test.
While the findings highlight a key genetic factor associated with geographic atrophy, they also raise concerns about the safety of RNAi therapy in treating "wet" AMD, also known as choroidal neovascularization.
Community fundraiser Allison Pratt said: "We're really excited about being involved in the raft race this year, and are grateful to the Wellesbourne & District and Shakespeare Lions Clubs for choosing to support our work with individuals and families affected by spinal muscular atrophy.
A failure of the duct to atrophy can give rise to thyroglossal duct cysts and cervical fistulae.
The first muscles to atrophy in microgravity, Baldwin says, are in the calves, thighs, and back.
cells, and to atrophy of lymphoid tissue (Pallaro et al.
The Silipos[R] soft, All Gel Metatarsal Pad helps to relieve the pain of fat pad atrophy, metatarsalgia and Morton's neuroma.
and a mother of a child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy has designed a new way of honoring friends and family living with a diisability.
Among the 115 patients in whom H pylori was eradicated, inflammation and mean neutrophil activity decreased in 1 to 3 months, and glandular atrophy in the corpus and intestinal metaplasia in the antrum decreased in 12 to 15 months.
Biopsies of the duodenum revealed partial villous atrophy and moderate crypt hyperplasia with increased intraepithelial lymphocytes and rare intraepithelial neutrophils.