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Atrophy (definition)

(at'ro-fe) (Greek. A - want of + trophe - nourishment)

A diminution of a tissue.

Types:

  • Dermal atrophy - e.g., focal derma hypoplasia
  • Elastic tissue atrophy - e.g., anetoderma
  • Epidermal atrophy - e.g., lichen sclerosis
  • Subcutaneous atrophy - e.g., lipoatrophy
Atrophy


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