Medical Dictionary


adj dys·tro·phic \dis-ˈtrō-fik\

Medical Definition of DYSTROPHIC

:  relating to or caused by faulty nutrition
:  relating to or affected with a dystrophy <dystrophic muscles>
a :  occurring at sites of damaged or necrotic tissue <dystrophic calcification…may occur despite normal serum calcium levels—Raymond Chan et al> b :  characterized by disordered growth <fungal infection may be the cause of thickened dystrophic nails>
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