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NTSAD - Glossary - Atrophy

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Atrophy

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Atrophy

Wasting away or diminution. Muscle atrophy is wasting of muscle, decrease in muscle mass.

A nerve can also show atrophy. For example, atrophy of the optic nerve diminishes vision.

Definition from: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp by MedicineNet Inc.

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