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What is muscle atrophy?

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Growth and increase in the muscle cell
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Progressive weakness in the muscles due to a genetic defect.
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Progressive degeneration of the spinal nerves and wasting of the muscles that they control.
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Atrophy occurs as a result of physical exercise such as weight lifting.
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The correct option is C Progressive degeneration of the spinal nerves and wasting of the muscles that they control.
Muscular atrophy describes another group of diseases which cause a progressive degeneration of the spinal nerves and wasting of the muscles that they control.
Muscle hypertrophy is a term for the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells. The most common type of muscular hypertrophy occurs as a result of physical exercise such as weight lifting.
Muscular Dystrophy is the name given to a group of diseases which cause progressive weakness in the muscles due to a genetic defect.

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