atrophy

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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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undergo atrophy

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SAN DIEGO & NAGASAKI, Japan -- Nagasaki University will sponsor and perform a clinical study on the use of cell-enhanced reconstruction in HIV therapy-induced facial atrophy, a condition where adipose (fat) tissue becomes unevenly lost, leaving patients with a gaunt appearance.