Atrophy

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 ...

... More on Atrophy »

   •   •   •

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

... More on Atrophy »

Causes List for Atrophy

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

... Causes List for Atrophy »

Types

Types of atrophy include:

Atrophy of body organs includes:

Atrophy of body glands include:

... More Types of Atrophy »

   •   •   •

References

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

   •   •   •

Note: This site is for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. See your doctor or other qualified medical professional for all your medical needs.