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lipoatrophy

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noun li·po·at·ro·phy \ˌlip-ō-ˈa-trə-fē\

Medical Definition of lipoatrophy

plural

lipoatrophies

  1. :  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) 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

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