It hinders the immune system, causes insomnia, and speeds the atrophy of the brain, to name a few.
Still, the atrophy continued, as did the collapse of Vatican-backed dictatorships in Portugal, Spain and Latin America.
A certain amount of atrophy also may be brought about by the pressure and development of tumors.
In at least this age and country it exists as the atrophy of a cureless decline.
A mere lack of use of bones may also lead to a certain amount of atrophy from lacunar resorption.
They pay the penalty in an atrophy of the faculties of reflection and representation.
The ovary of aconites, according to Moquin, is very subject to atrophy.
atrophy is partial and special in its operation, nanism is general.
The vascular tunic may be congested in young infants, but atrophy soon develops and may reach an extreme degree.
Was it politics that had caused this atrophy of the moral senses by disuse?
"a wasting away through lack of nourishment," 1620s (atrophied is from 1590s), from French atrophie, from Late Latin atrophia, from Greek atrophia "a wasting away," noun of state from atrophos "ill-fed, un-nourished," from a- "not" + trophe "nourishment," from trephein "to fatten" (see -trophy).
1822 (implied in atrophied), from atrophy (n.). Related: Atrophying.
atrophy at·ro·phy (āt'rə-fē)
A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished cellular proliferation, pressure, ischemia, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes. Also called atrophia. v. at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing, at·ro·phies
To undergo atrophy.
Note: The term is also used in a more general way to refer to a wasting process: “Since he stopped playing, his piano skills have atrophied.”