English-Norwegian translation of hypertrophy

Translation of the word hypertrophy from english to norwegian, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

hypertrophy in Norwegian

general? hypertrofi
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Definitions of hypertrophy
1. hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
  dysplasia abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
  adenomegaly gland enlargement
  cor pulmonale enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart due to disease of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels
  dactylomegaly abnormally large fingers or toes
  elephantiasis hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
  splenomegaly an abnormal enlargement of the spleen
  giantism, gigantism, overgrowth excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
  acromegalia, acromegaly enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)
1. hypertrophy - undergo hypertrophy; "muscles can hypertrophy when people take steroids"
  grow come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
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Hypertrophy (from Greek ???? ""excess"" + ????? ""nourishment"") is the increase in the volume of an organ or tissue due to the enlargement of its component cells. It should be distinguished from hyperplasia, in which the cells remain approximately the same size but increase in number. Although hypertrophy and hyperplasia are two distinct processes, they frequently occur together, such as in the case of the hormonally-induced proliferation and enlargement of the cells of the uterus during pregnancy.

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