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Hypertrophy

Hypertrophy

The enlargement or overgrowth of an organ or part due to an increase in size of its constituent cells.

Compare: hyperplasia.

Origin: gr. Troph = nutrition


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Theories - Origin of Life

... design technologies were degenerative effects of natural selection. As a result of species to varying degrees, lose universalism, but due to hypertrophy of various technological relics specialize in different biological niches. :wink:

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by LeoPol
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:37 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
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LeoPol

... design technologies were degenerative effects of natural selection. As a result of species to varying degrees, lose universalism, but due to hypertrophy of various technological relics specialize in different biological niches. It is Macro-devolution! Now - the arguments. Nucleic-acid-peptide ...

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by LeoPol
Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:40 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 755311

How are bacteria hypertrophic?

Hypertrophy usually refers to an enlargement of an organ or tissue that in non tumor related and does not consist of an increase in cell number either. So for a bacteria to become hypertrophic I can think of an a couple of ...

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by canan5000
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:06 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: How are bacteria hypertrophic?
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Views: 1889

Microadenoma hormone imbalances (Cushing's syndrome)

Pituitary tumor, which makes a certain gland's cells experience hypertrophy, has a possibility to over-produce the related hormone. However, the hormone condition is well-controlled by hipothalamus, pituitary, target glands, the product, even another things ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Microadenoma hormone imbalances (Cushing's syndrome)
Replies: 5
Views: 3247

What influences cell size?

i also to agree with sachin_vch --> cells can adapt to its environment with different mechanisms: atrophy, hypertrophy, hyperplasia, dysplasia or metaplasia

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by sdekivit
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: What influences cell size?
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Views: 2788
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