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Compensatory growth

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A type of regenerative growth in which the growth rate is relatively faster, especially after a period of slow growth.


Compensatory growth is observed in human organs. For example, when one kidney is removed the other kidney grows at a faster rate until its mass is near to the combined mass of the two kidneys.

The growth can be through an increase in cell division or increase in cell size.