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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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Electrical stimulation has been used in rehabilitative medicine to retard disuse atrophy, exercise striated muscle, and accelerate wound healing.
It helps to improve circulation and reduce skin breakdown, and it aids in the prevention of disuse atrophy.
The effect is due to more than simply disuse atrophy (8).
suffer from disuse atrophy," and that senior residents were therefore more qualified to teach younger ones (and, presumably, take care of patients) than the doctors themselves.
The company has developed, patented, and clinically tested a unique rehabilitation product, the VibeTech Rehab Chair (VRC), to reduce or reverse disuse atrophy in immobile and functionally impaired individuals who cannot tolerate weight bearing physical activity.