atrophic excavation n.
An exaggeration of the normal or physiological cupping of the optic disk caused by atrophy of the optic nerve.
- Atrophic gastritis
atrophic gastritis atrophic gastritis n. Chronic gastritis with atrophy of the mucous membrane and destruction of the peptic glands.
- Atrophic rhinitis
noun another name for bull nose atrophic rhinitis n. Chronic rhinitis with thinning of the mucous membrane, often associated with crust formation and foul-smelling discharge.
- Atrophic vaginitis
atrophic vaginitis atrophic vaginitis n. Thinning and atrophy of the vaginal epithelium usually resulting from diminished endocrine stimulation and seen most commonly in postmenopausal women.
exhibiting or affected with ; wasted; withered; shriveled: an atrophied arm; an atrophied talent. Also, atrophia [uh-troh-fee-uh] /əˈtroʊ fi ə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage. degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse: He argued that there was a […]