from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to atrophy; characterized by atrophy; exhibiting or undergoing atrophy: as, an atrophic process; an atrophic organ.
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- adjective Relating to atrophy.
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- adjective medicine Of, pertaining to, or arising from
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- adjective relating to or characterized by atrophy
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People with a stomach or intestinal disorder, such as atrophic gastritis
DIGESTIVE TONIC Treatment of stomach and duodenal ulcer and chronic atrophic gastritis; improvement of indigestion
There are combination antifungalsteroid creams available, but the risk is that overusing steroid cream on sensitive private parts or the face can lead to a thinning out of the skin permanently, with what are called “atrophic changes.”
Roorback was becoming an online cesspool, slowly draining and dangerously atrophic—except everyone was a little bit brilliant, what with the embedded literary allusions and clever turns of phrase, the meta-references and nuanced understanding of irony.
I was, and am, a rumpish, atrophic female, with a Dr. Demento nimbus of ochre hair and the fuddled, myopic gaze of a small subterranean animal.
Stretch marks are technically atrophic scars, meaning the skin is thinner and pulled.
Those open indentations are called patulous or atrophic scars, and there are ice pick scars that look like tiny indented slivers on the skin.
For indented scars—patulous or atrophic scars and ice-pick scars—there are a few fairly extreme options.
Third, Weber envisions the future of rationalization not only in terms of “mechanized petrification,” but also of a chaotic, even atrophic, inundation of subjective values.
The most prominent findings were scattered atrophic myofibers that were mostly type one oxidative phosphorylation dependent myofibers, mild increase in lipid in selected myofibers, and occasional myofiber with reduced cytochrome c oxidase activity.