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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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These products and procedures are used to treat all types of scars, such as keloid scars, contracture scars, hypertrophic scars, and atrophic scars.
Median rhomboid glossitis--also known as central papillary atrophy and posterior midline atrophic candidiasis--is a type of erythematous candidiasis unique to the midline posterior tongue.
Other indications include peptic ulcer disease, nonulcer dyspepsia, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, atrophic gastritis, a history of gastric cancer resection, first-degree relatives of patients with gastric cancer, and patients who, on consulting with a physician, want to be tested.
Distinguishing DIV from atrophy can be difficult, since lab findings are similar to those found with atrophic vaginitis, with a nonspecific histology and parabasal cells and many polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) on cytology.
The reason is atrophic (aye-TROE-fick) vaginitis, the medical term for thinning of the walls of the vagina and skin of the intimate areas around the vagina that can lead to vaginal narrowing and dryness of the vagina with an increased tendency to urinary symptoms.
Microscopic examination of the right ear revealed an atrophic collapse of the posterior tympanic membrane with retraction under the malleus and adherence to an eroded incus and stapes capitulum.
He gave a long list of possible diagnoses that included atrophic vaginitis, a foreign body, allergic hypersensitivity and contact dermatitis, trauma, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, erosive lichen planus, lactobacilli vaginosis, cytolytic vaginosis, streptococcal group A infection, ulcerative vaginitis with Staphylococcus aureus, and idiopathic ulceration associated with human immunodeficiency virus.
James Spencer, announced today he is conducting a study to evaluate ArteFill, a non-resorbable dermal filler, for the treatment of acne scars, and other depressed atrophic scars.
2] Bellafill was studied extensively prior to its FDA approval and proven to be safe and effective for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years.
Complete surgical closure of the nasal cavities for the treatment of atrophic rhinitis was first described by Young in 1967.
HARROGATE, ENGLAND -- Women whose Pap smears reveal atrophic cell patterns may be at greater risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis than women whose smears show mature cell patterns, a study has shown.
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