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Word: atrophy

Definition: wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)

Sentences Containing 'atrophy'

"Pseudo-Foster Kennedy syndrome" is defined as one-sided optic atrophy with papilledema in the other eye but with the absence of a mass.
Additional symptoms included muscle atrophy in the legs and hands, deafness, cataracts, and a tissue mass covering the roof of his mouth.
Although it is possible for the birthmark and atrophy in the cerebral cortex to be present without symptoms, most infants will develop convulsive seizures during their first year of life.
An acceleration of normal age-related brain atrophy has been demonstrated using voxel-based morphometry (VBM) with areas of reduced gray matter located in the cingulate cortex, insula and parahippocampal gyrus.
Chronic rhinitis in form of atrophy of the mucous membrane and glands.
Deletions and loss of function to the SMN complex has been correlated with the neurodegenerative disease spinal muscular atrophy.
Earlier work by the Irish physician Robert Bentley Todd (1847), Ernest Horn, and Moritz Heinrich Romberg(1851) had described Tabes dorsalis and noted atrophy of the spinal cord, but in an important paper, Gull also stressed the involvement of the posterior column in paraplegia with sensory ataxia . Quotes.
In 1873, Sir William Gull delivered a second seminal paper alongside his "Anorexia nervosa" work in which he demonstrated that the cause of myxoedema is atrophy of the thyroid gland.
In 2010, another similar case was studied extensively by Dalal et al. The patient was a mentally retarded 43-year-old woman who had hearing impairment, distorted facial features, muscle atrophy, cataracts, and ossification of cartilage.
In addition, in contrast with topical steroids, pimecrolimus does not produce skin atrophy.
Longer term exposure to weightlessness results in muscle atrophy and deterioration of the skeleton, or spaceflight osteopenia.
Microgravity has a negative effect on human physiology, causing muscle atrophy and bone loss.
Rigorous exercise regimens are required to alleviate muscular atrophy and other effects of space on the body.
She was admired for her wit, her ability to structure strong arguments in the service of justice, and her spirited refusal to let social responses to her spinal muscular atrophy define the parameters of her life as anything less than a full human existence.
Somewhere after that what little drawing skills I had began to atrophy."
The common symptoms in all reported cases of primrose syndrome include ossified pinnae, learning disabilities or mental retardation, hearing problems, movement disorders (ataxia, paralysis, and parkinsonism among others (likely due, in part, to calcification of the basal ganglia), a torus palatinus (a neoplasm on the mouth's hard palate), muscle atrophy, and distorted facial features.
The haemangioma present on the surface of the brain is in the vast majority of cases on the same side as the birth mark and gradually results in calcification of the underlying brain and atrophy of the affected region Treatment.
The MPLM also carried the third and final Minus Eighty Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI), Window Orbital Research Facility (WORF), one Crew Quarters Rack, the Muscle Atrophy Resistive Exercise (MARES) rack, Resupply Stowage Racks (RSRs), as well as Resupply Stowage Platforms (RSPs).
The patient also experienced deafness, cataracts, skeletal deformities, and muscle atrophy.
This category looks at a clients level of physical activity since very little or no activity can encourage atrophy of muscles and breakdown of tissue.
This level of extreme and extended exposure causes their bodies to atrophy and mutate over time, their heads and extremities elongating, and causing them to become vaguely aquatic in appearance.
When dosages are high, the human body reacts by reducing the production of LH (luteinizing hormone), thinking endogenous testosterone production is too high; this in turn eliminates further stimulation of Leydig cells in the testicles, causing testicular atrophy (shrinking).

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