denervation atrophy

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denervation atrophy

Atrophy caused by inhibition of a motor nerve.
See also: atrophy


interruption of the nerve connection to an organ or part.

denervation atrophy
reduction in muscle fiber diameter as a result of discontinuation of nerve supply; always accompanied by paralysis; also called neurogenic atrophy.
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First, voluntary contraction is never attained, but reinnervation is sufficient to prevent denervation atrophy.