breast atrophy


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breast atrophy

The loss of tissue in the female breast, which is a typical postmenopausal change that also occurs in anorexia nervosa and surgical sterilisation (oophorectomy) and linked to a reduction in oestrogen levels.

breast atrophy

Physical examination Loss of tissue in the ♀ breast, a typical postmenopausal change
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Estrogen therapy may be prescribed for conditions such as delayed onset of puberty, genital atrophy or female hypogonadism (incomplete functioning of the ovaries, creating symptoms such as vaginal dryness, breast atrophy and lower sex drive).
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