compensatory hypertrophy


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compensatory hypertrophy

[kəm′pen·sə‚tȯr·ē hī′pər·trə·fē]
(medicine)
An increase in the size of an organ following injury or removal of the opposite paired organ or of part of the same organ.
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Cardiac endothelin-1 plays a critical role in the functional deterioration of left ventricles during the transition from compensatory hypertrophy to congestive heart failure in salt-sensitive hypertensive rats.
Compensatory hypertrophy of the inferior turbinate is frequently seen when there is significant shifting of the nasal septum to the opposite side of the nose; compensatory hypertrophy of a middle turbinate, however, is less common.
Only the head and uncinate process comprised the entire pancreas, which were normal in size and consistency with no evidence of any compensatory hypertrophy, enlargement or findings suggestive of acute or chronic pancreatitis.

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