Muscle atrophy

Alternative Names

Muscle wasting; Wasting; Atrophy of the muscles

Definition of Muscle atrophy

Muscle atrophy is the wasting or loss of tissue.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/6/2010

Active vs. inactive muscle
Muscular atrophy

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