Atrophy: Definition, Types & Symptoms


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Muscular atrophy due to a lack of physical exercise is called what?

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1. Muscular atrophy that results from an injury or disease that affects the nerves connected to muscles is called what?

2. Adult-onset spinal muscular atrophy is categorized at what Type?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and attached worksheet will gauge your knowledge of the types and symptoms of atrophy. You'll need to grasp concepts like a lack of exercise and nerve damage related to injury or disease.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Categorize adult-onset muscular atrophy of the spine
  • Name treatment of muscular atrophy
  • Analyze muscle constriction that prohibits movement

Skills Practiced

Here are a few of the skills that you can practice with these assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related atrophy types and symptoms
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding muscular atrophy treatment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about muscular atrophy

Additional Learning

The lesson called Atrophy: Definition, Types & Symptoms will help increase your knowledge of atrophy. The following study points will be stressed:

  • Define atrophy
  • Name types of atrophy
  • Be able to explain skeletal muscular atrophy
  • Recognize types of spinal muscle atrophy
  • Understand multiple system atrophy