What is Atrophy?

A wasting of tissues, organs, or the entire body, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished cellular proliferation, decreased cellular volume, pressure, ischemia, malnutrition, lessened function, or hormonal changes.

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What is kidney atrophy and is it serious?

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Atrophy-decrease in kidney substance and function

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Hi I am 41 yrs old. Have done a MRA and the observations shows mild generalised parenchymal atrophy. Pls suggest what does that...

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Overall brain matter shrinkage

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Recently I had a MRI with and w/o contrast of the pituitary due to increase in prolactin level.l'm a w\m age 67.Report was fine no tumors but did...

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