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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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Atrophia maculosa varioliformis cutis, spontaneous varioliform scarring of cheek.
James Maxwell, "Pathological Inquiry into the Nature of Cachexia Africana," Jamaica Physicians' Journal 2 (1835): 413; Imray, "Observations" 307; Mason, "On Atrophia a Ventriculo" 290.
This drug had negative effects in sexuality and self-confidence of women, probably due to weight increase and vaginal atrophia.
KPPC has also referred to as keratotic pits of the palmar creases, punctate keratoses of the palmar creases, keratoderma punctata, hyperkeratosis penetrans, lenticular atrophia of the palmar creases, and hyperkeratosis punctata of the palmar creases.
These mechanisms of apoptosis mediated by inducing factors under genetic control play a role in morphogenetic processes of various other species, (8) shown as being involved in the modeling of the shape of several territories -as sculpture of the limb zone, interdigital tissue, posterior zone of the wing bud, Mullerian ducts atrophia and mesoblast regression in mandibular remodeling.
This type of atrophia maculosa varioliformis cutis, which is more frequently referred to as anetoderma or drug-induced pseudoporphyria, can occur in patients taking other NSAIDs but the incidence appears to be highest in those taking naproxen.