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  • noun

Synonyms for degeneration

Synonyms for degeneration

descent to a lower level or condition

Synonyms for degeneration

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

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Relationship of tear size and location to fatty degeneration of the rotator cuff.
These investigators attributed this poor result to increased fatty degeneration, deteriorating tendon quality, and recurrent insult to the deltoid.
In addition, the MRI results showed a fatty degeneration in the left hip region, indicating long-lasting chronic damage only present in the medial and minimal gluteal muscle.
FATTY LIVER, also known as fatty degeneration of the liver or hepatic steatosis, is the most common liver disease, but its clinical significance remains unclear.
That such hepatic disease may be encountered in the bodies of persons who are apparently well has been commented on by Frerichs (7) and Begbie,(8) and the absence of symptoms, except those connected with its increased size, has been the subject of comment by many writers (9) in considering marked fatty degeneration of the liver.
Advanced hyaline degeneration can sometimes include fatty degeneration.