What is another word for dystrophy?

23 synonyms found


[ dˈɪstɹəfi], [ dˈɪstɹəfi], [ d_ˈɪ_s_t_ɹ_ə_f_i]

Dystrophy is a medical condition that is characterized by the degeneration or wasting of tissues, cells or organs. Some of the synonyms that can be used for dystrophy include atrophy, degeneration, deterioration, wasting, decay, degeneracy, and debilitation. These words all refer to the same basic idea of a gradual decline or breakdown in the functioning of the body, either due to genetic factors or as a result of ill health or disease. While dystrophy can affect different parts of the body, including the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs, the underlying process is essentially the same: a gradual weakening and decay that leads to reduced function and vitality.

Related words: muscular dystrophy, spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, ALS, gastric and esophageal dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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    Usage examples for Dystrophy

    There is a singular muscle shrinking and deforming disease, known as progressive muscular dystrophy, hitherto a complete and unsolved mystery.
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