Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Atrophic, Etiology

Atrophic: This is the adjective form of atrophy - the waste away or shrink. Muscles atrophy from lack of use.

Etiology: Cause, as in the cause of a disease.
This meant the the thyroids, adrenals, and ovaries were all atrophic. The diagnosis was clear, though the etiology was not.

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