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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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Long term bone resorption may result in this complete loss of the alveolar process accompanied with basal bone atrophy.
Intra oral examination revealed bone atrophy of maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridges.
The goal of therapy in morphea is to arrest the progression of lesions, soften sclerosis, and to prevent disfigurement, the restriction of movement, and profound potential consequences of bone atrophy.
Such a condition of extreme bone atrophy leads to chewing difficulties, pain, and sore spots within the denture-bearing area, resulting also in poor oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL).
One study showed that MBF was correlated with bone atrophy; the greater the bone atrophy was, the lower was the MBF [28, 29].