physiological hypertrophy


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physiological hypertrophy

a temporary increase in the size of an organ or part caused by normal physiological functions, such as occurs in the walls of the uterus and in the breasts during pregnancy.

physiological hypertrophy

Hypertrophy due to natural rather than pathological factors.
See also: hypertrophy
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The changes seen in the ECG have developed secondary to increased vagal tone, decreased sympathetic tone and physiological hypertrophy (8, 24-27).
In addition, tissue Doppler imaging should be used as a diagnostic criterion for differentiating physiological hypertrophy from the pathologic (51).
2001) Increased cardiac sympathetic activity and insulin-like growth factor-I formation are associated with physiological hypertrophy in athletes.

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