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n. pl. at·ro·phies
1. A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use: muscular atrophy of a person affected with paralysis.
2. A wasting away, deterioration, or diminution: intellectual atrophy.
v. at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing, at·ro·phies
To cause to wither or deteriorate; affect with atrophy.
To waste away; wither or deteriorate.

[Late Latin atrophia, from Greek atrophiā, from atrophos, ill-nourished : a-, without; see a-1 + trophē, food.]

a·troph′ic (ā-trŏf′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.atrophic - relating to or characterized by atrophy; "atrophic arthritis"
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Atrophic scars may be treated with AFR or NAFR, while red atrophic scars may improve with a combination AFR or NAFR and a pulsed-dye laser, she said.
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Materials and Methods: A complex morphological study of antral mucosa in school children with atrophic gastritis has been performed using histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and a morphometric methods.
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2007 - registered with the General Dental Council and recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons England Alan has also attended many courses covering dental implants at Kings College London, BPS, Biofunctional Prosthetics System, Ivoclar Lichtenstein Rehabilitation of the Atrophic Ridge, Art and Science of Patient Care and many more.