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

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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology

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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.

In brief: 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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