atrophy

Atrophy

What does atrophy mean? Atrophy is a word pathologists use to describe a loss of tissue or a decrease in the size of an organ. Another word for atrophy is atrophic. This change can happen anywhere in the body. It is a description of the changes seen when the tissue is examined under the microscope. …
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Atrophic

What does atrophic mean? Atrophic is a word pathologists use to describe a process called atrophy. Atrophy is the loss of tissue or a decrease in the size of an organ. This change can happen anywhere in the body. It is a description of the changes seen when the tissue is examined under the microscope. …
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Atrophic endometrium

What does atrophic endometrium mean? Atrophic endometrium is a term used to describe a non-cancerous change in the endometrium, the tissue that covers the inside of the uterus. This change results from a process called atrophy. When a tissue undergoes atrophy, it becomes smaller and no longer functions normally. How do pathologists make the diagnosis …
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