Origin of atrophy
OTHER WORDS FROM atrophya·troph·ic [uh-trof-ik, uh-troh-fik], /əˈtrɒf ɪk, əˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjectivenon·a·troph·ic, adjective
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Zolgensma—which treats spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease that damages nerve cells, leading to muscle decay—is currently the most expensive drug in the world.Gene Therapies Are Almost Here, But Healthcare Isn’t Ready for Sky-High Prices|Kevin Doxzen|September 7, 2021|Singularity Hub
Their bodies begin to atrophy from malnourishment, and daily tasks like getting water or checking traps become much more of a struggle.How the Reality Show ‘Alone’ Got Me Through the Pandemic|aweinberg|July 28, 2021|Outside Online
Their weakness and pallor and mental atrophy and irregular heartbeats were in his mind akin to the etiolation of plants deprived of sunlight.The Antarctic Expedition That Changed Modern Medicine|Julian Sancton|May 12, 2021|Time
Those skills often remain undeveloped in modern societies because we can compensate for their atrophy through sophisticated technology.Has technology made us worse hunters?|By Henry Bunn/Outdoor Life|October 27, 2020|Popular-Science
The atrophy in my legs is terrible from taking so much time off, so it will be a tough recovery.How to Suck Less at … Skateboarding|Eugene Robinson|October 19, 2020|Ozy
If pilots are not flying, their skills atrophy and that could put their lives in danger.Navy Grounds Top Guns|Dave Majumdar|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, the atrophy continued, as did the collapse of Vatican-backed dictatorships in Portugal, Spain and Latin America.Father Ted: Comedy as Liberation|Tom Doran|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was born with spinal muscular atrophy, which kills 50 percent of the babies diagnosed with it before the age of 2.‘Miracle Boy Grows Up’: Ben Mattlin Speaks to Jay McInerney|Jay McInerney|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Five-month-old Avery Lynn Canahuati died Monday of complications from spinal muscular atrophy.‘Bucket List’ Baby Avery Canahuati: Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy|Andrew Carter|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It hinders the immune system, causes insomnia, and speeds the atrophy of the brain, to name a few.How to Live Forever|Casey Schwartz|July 29, 2009|DAILY BEAST
But a prolonged use of the visual mechanism tends to hypertrophy—or atrophy, as the eyes of deep-sea fishes show.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
And to one of his class, there are many forces ever present to atrophy such simple, wholesome power of loving.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
We may therefore conclude that its atrophy, like its development, takes place from before backwards.
In stage L it is still fairly large in the tail, though it has begun to atrophy anteriorly.
It is less developed than before, but is still present up to the period of the atrophy of the head-kidney.
British Dictionary definitions for atrophy
Derived forms of atrophyatrophic (əˈtrɒfɪk), adjective
Word Origin for atrophy
Scientific definitions for atrophy
Cultural definitions for atrophy
The wasting away or decrease in size of an organ or tissue in the body. When a body part is affected by paralysis, the muscles may atrophy through lack of use.