What Is Hypertrophy? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Which of these is an example of a problem that can cause pathologic hypertrophy?

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1. Which of these is a characteristic of physiologic hypertrophy of your biceps?

2. Which of the following BEST describes hypertrophy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your understanding of hypertrophy. You will be tested on the increased energy needs of hypertrophied cells and characteristics of pathologic hypertrophy of the heart muscle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessments will test you on the following:

  • Characteristic of physiologic hypertrophy of biceps
  • Component of pathologic hypertrophy of the heart muscle
  • Description of hypertrophy
  • Example of pathologic hypertrophy

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding hypertrophy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a characteristic of physiologic hypertrophy of biceps
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the description of hypertrophy

Additional Learning

To study more information about hypertrophy, go over the related lesson titled What is Hypertrophy? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. These objectives can be found in the lesson:

  • Define hypertrophy and environmental changes
  • Review the difference between beneficial and negative types of hypertrophy
  • Learn the characteristics of both types of hypertrophy and examples related to each type
  • Recall the signs of hypertrophy and the available treatment