physiologic hypertrophy

n.

A temporary increase in size of an organ or part to provide for a natural increase of function such as occurs in the walls of the uterus and in the mammary glands during pregnancy.functional hypertrophy

Nearby words

  1. physiologic congestion,
  2. physiologic cup,
  3. physiologic dwarf,
  4. physiologic equilibrium,
  5. physiologic excavation,
  6. physiologic jaundice,
  7. physiologic leukocytosis,
  8. physiologic occlusion,
  9. physiologic rest position,
  10. physiologic retraction ring


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