lipoatrophy

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lipoatrophy

 [lip″o-at´ro-fe]
1. atrophy of subcutaneous fat.
insulin lipoatrophy lipoatrophy in the subcutaneous tissues because of repeated injection of insulin at the same site.

lip·o·at·ro·phy

(lip-ō-at'rō-fē),
Loss of subcutaneous fat, which may be total, congenital, and associated with hepatomegaly, excessive bone growth, and insulin-resistant diabetes.
[G. lipos, fat, + a-, priv. + trophē, nourishment]

lip·o·at·ro·phy

(lip'ō-at'rŏ-fē)
Loss of subcutaneous fat, which may be total, congenital, and associated with hepatomegaly, excessive bone growth, and diabetes.

lipoatrophy

Local shrinkage and loss of the fat under the skin often caused by repeated injections of insulin into the same area in diabetics.

Lawrence,

Robert D., English physician, 1912-1964.
Lawrence-Seip syndrome - loss of subcutaneous fat associated with hepatomegaly, excessive bone growth, and insulin-resistant diabetes. Synonym(s): lipoatrophy

lip·o·at·ro·phy

(lip'ō-at'rŏ-fē)
Loss of subcutaneous fat, which may be total, congenital, and associated with various disorders.
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