Definition of amyotrophy in English:

Share this entry

amyotrophy

Pronunciation: /ˌāmīˈätrəfē/

noun

Medicine
Muscular atrophy.
Example sentences
  • Diabetic amyotrophy, also known as femoral neuropathy or proximal motor neuropathy, usually is bilateral and frequently is associated with weight loss.
  • In addition, recent biopsy studies indicate that diabetic amyotrophy is due to microvasculitis in the lumbosacral plexus.
  • Neuralgic amyotrophy, also known as brachial plexus neuropathy, has an incidence of 1.64 per 100 000 people.

Derivatives

amyotrophic

Pronunciation: /ˌāmīəˈträfik/ /-əˈtrō-/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Less common manifestations include cerebellar dysfunction, isolated dementia of the frontal lobe type, extrapyramidal signs, seizures, an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-like disorder, and entrapment neuropathy.
  • If you've had one of these experiences, then you've probably had a glimpse of how it feels to have a fully developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • This article examines the results of study that found that veterans of the Gulf War were nearly twice as likely to develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Origin

Late 19th century: from a-1 'not' + Greek mus, muo- 'muscle' + -trophy (see -trophic).

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.