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Muscle atrophy

Definition: A process, occurring in the muscle, that is characterized by a decrease in protein content, fiber diameter, force production and fatigue resistance in response to different conditions such as starvation, aging and disuse. [GOC:mtg_muscle]

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): muscle atrophy, muscle wasting, muscle-wasting, muscular atrophy

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