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what does the part "trophic" in the word hypertrophic myopathy?

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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 14 years experience
Get bigger: The word hypertrophic is based on hypertrophy, which is when cells (such as muscle cells) enlarge. The part "trophic" on its own does not mean anything in this case.

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