pseudohypertrophy

pseudohypertrophy

 [soo″do-hi-per´tro-fe]
increase in size without true hypertrophy. adj., adj pseudohypertroph´ic.

pseu·do·hy·per·tro·phy

(sū'dō-hī-pĕr'trŏ-fē),
Increase in size of an organ or a part, due not to increase in size or number of the specific functional elements but to that of some other tissue, fatty or fibrous.
Synonym(s): false hypertrophy

pseudohypertrophy

/pseu·do·hy·per·tro·phy/ (-hi-per´trah-fe) increase in size without true hypertrophy.pseudohypertro´phic

pseudohypertrophy

[-hīpur′trəfē]
abnormal enlargement of an organ or body structure caused by an overgrowth of fatty and fibrous tissues.

pseudohypertrophy

Any ↑ in organ size without ↑ in number or size of the organ's native cells; pseudohypertrophy is typical of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, where the ↑ in girth of the extremities is due to infiltration of fat among bundles of atrophic muscle. Cf Hypertrophy.

pseu·do·hy·per·tro·phy

(sū'dō-hī-pĕr'trĕ-fē)
Increase in size of an organ or a part, due not to increase in size or number of the specific functional elements but to that of some other tissue, fatty or fibrous.

pseudohypertrophy

increase in size without true hypertrophy.
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Affected patients usually present with proximal muscle weakness and pseudohypertrophy at an early age, invariably become wheelchair bound, and eventually die prematurely.

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