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thickening of the walls of a hollow organ, such as the urinary bladder, when outflow is obstructed.
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.
Hypertrophy in which an organ increases in size to meet increased functional demands, as of the heart in valvular disorders.
See also: hypertrophy