adaptive hypertrophy


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a·dap·tive hy·per·tro·phy

thickening of the walls of a hollow organ, such as the urinary bladder, when outflow is obstructed.
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a·dap·tive hy·per·tro·phy

(ă-dap'tiv hī-pĕr'trō-fē)
Thickening of the walls of a hollow organ (e.g., urinary bladder) when there is obstruction to outflow.
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adaptive hypertrophy

Hypertrophy in which an organ increases in size to meet increased functional demands, as of the heart in valvular disorders.
See also: hypertrophy
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