Atrophy is the symptom of the gradual wasting away of a body tissue, such as from disuse or disease. The most common type is muscle atrophy, where muscle tissue disappears and muscles become smaller and weaker. Causes of muscle atrophy include simple inactivity, aging, abnormal weight loss, neuromuscular diseases, and ...

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Atrophy: Wasting away or shrinking. Neuronal atrophy is wasting away of neurons, a decrease in neuronal density. ...Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1 ...

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Causes List for Atrophy

Possible causes of Atrophy (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Types of atrophy include:

Atrophy of body organs includes:

Atrophy of body glands include:

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ artfl/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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