lipoatrophy

noun

li·​po·​at·​ro·​phy ˌlip-ō-ˈa-trə-fē How to pronounce lipoatrophy (audio)
plural lipoatrophies
: loss of subcutaneous fat (such as that occurring from subcutaneous injections especially of insulin or corticosteroids or from long-term use of protease inhibitors in the treatment of HIV)

Note: Lipoatrophy may be localized to a single part of the body (as the face, arms, or legs) or may be more generalized affecting most of the body.

lipoatrophic adjective

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“Lipoatrophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lipoatrophy. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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