atrophy of disuse

atrophy of disuse

Etymology: Gk, a, trophe + L, dis, opposite of, usus
a shrinkage of tissues resulting from immobility or lack of exercise.
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I was dismayed that our struggling elders are being exhorted to opt for the permanent atrophy of disuse, rather than being advised to get their vitamin D levels checked or to take glucosamine sulfate or to lose 100 pounds or to do strength-training exercises.