- physiologic atrophy
- atrophy caused by normal physiologic processes, such as pregnancy or aging.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
atrophy — atrophic /euh trof ik, euh troh fik/, adj. /a treuh fee/, n., v., atrophied, atrophying. n. 1. Also, atrophia /euh troh fee euh/. Pathol. a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage. 2.… … Universalium
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