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n. pl. hy·per·tro·phies
A nontumorous enlargement of an organ or a tissue as a result of an increase in the size rather than the number of constituent cells: muscle hypertrophy.
intr. & tr.v. hy·per·tro·phied, hy·per·tro·phy·ing, hy·per·tro·phies
To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.

hy′per·tro′phic (-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.hypertrophied - (of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells; "hypertrophied myocardial fibers"
atrophied, diminished, wasted - (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"
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Some I recognized as a kind of hypertrophied raspberry and orange, but for the most part they were strange.
On postoperative days (PODs) 2 and 6 of the first operation, it was revealed by abdominal CT that the volume of the left lobe was hypertrophied by more than 25% (Figure 5).
Lymphoid tissue of adenoids can also be hypertrophied in adults.
Sarkar, "Nanotized PPARa overexpression targeted to hypertrophied myocardium improves cardiac function by attenuating the p53-GSK3[beta] mediated mitochondrial death pathway," Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 2018.
Evaluation of the effect of intranasal corticosteroid sprays on radiofrequency tissue ablation in the treatment of hypertrophied inferior turbinate.
[12] The cause of chronic nasal obstruction due to hypertrophied inferior turbinates is usually allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis.
Medical or surgical reduction in the size of hypertrophied turbinates is very important to establish adequate airway which will lead to aeration of paranasal sinuses and will abate the symptoms.
Kalpana, "MiRNAs with apoptosis regulating potential are differentially expressed in chronic exercise-induced physiologically hypertrophied hearts," PLoS ONE, vol.
It seems that the internal LV dimensions in the obese do not exceed those of the non-obese, but LA is larger in the obese subjects, which is most likely to be correlated with the diastolic dysfunction with elevated filling pressures of the hypertrophied LV in the obese.
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of cryosurgery and submucosal diathermy in terms of relief of nasal obstruction caused by hypertrophied inferior turbinates.
Stroke volume in HCM is often decreased because of impaired diastolic filling resulting from smaller chamber size and poor compliance of the hypertrophied left ventricle.
CMR demonstrated a non-dilated but severely hypertrophied left ventricle (end-diastolic volume 178 mL, myocardial mass 324g) with normal systolic function (Figure 1 A).