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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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Histologically, an atrophic to hyperplastic squamous epithelium overlies an inflamed stroma (sometimes with microabscesses); excess keratin and parakeratosis can be present (figure 2).
A nine years' review of 273 cases of atrophic rhinitis and its management.
The correlation between smear patterns and degenerative bone disease support the investigators' findings from a previous study that revealed a highly significant association between atrophic smear patterns and low bone mineral density.
FIGURE 2B, 2C OMITTED] Following the diagnosis of the neck mass, testicular examination revealed the presence of an occult seminoma in the patient's atrophic right testicle.
If a patient's vagina is very atrophic, pretreating with estrogen cream for several weeks before surgery can optimize success rates, he said.
Atrophic gastritis has been noted occasionally in gastric corpus biopsies from patients treated long term with omeprazole.
a human subject) that comprises orally administering a nutritional supplement to a subject to improve one or more objective health metrics, including for example and without limitation: increasing lean body mass; reducing obesity, adipose tissue mass, and anxiety; supporting weight loss; decreasing appetite and atrophic processes in skeletal muscle, liver, kidney, spleen, skin, and bone; and improving at least one of energy, endurance, sleep, metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, sympathetic nervous activity, thyroid response, glucose utilization, mental/cognitive function, reaction time, bone density, hair health and appearance, nail health and appearance, skin health and appearance, and libido.
Atrophic rhinitis is a chronic nasal disease characterized by mucosal atrophy, resorption of the underlying bone, the formation of thick crusts, and a distinctive fetid odor.
Muscle biopsies may show atrophic fibers, vacuoles, necrosis, or a combination of these.
The outcomes from this study are quite important, demonstrating that ArteFill has a statistically significant improvement in treating moderate to severe atrophic acne scars.
The features that are sometimes most helpful in identifying the sample's contents are those that are absent--that is, no obvious fibrous capsule; no uninvolved, compressed, or atrophic rim; no "glandular" architecture; no prominent nucleoli; and no increased mitotic activity.
Within 4 weeks of stopping any form of ERT, postmenopausal women "returned to a state of atrophic vaginitis similar to that of postmenopausal women with no previous ERT exposure.
Postmenopausal vaginal atrophy (PVA) is the term used to describe the group of urogenital symptoms that arise due to estrogen depletion and is also known as urogenital atrophy, vulvovaginal atrophy, and atrophic vaginitis (Mac Bride et al.
Both retraction and ballooning can be seen clearly because the tympanic membrane in affected patients is atrophic and lends itself to stretching outward or inward as the case may be.