Atrophy | MSN5150 | Miami regional University

 Which form of cellular adaptation occurs because of decreased work demands on the cell? Explain your answer.
A. Hypertrophy

B. Hyperplasia

C. Atrophy

D. Metaplasia

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The answer is C, Atrophy. Atrophy is a kind of celular adaptation mechanism in which the celular size decrease due to a reduction in the consumption of all kind of nutrients, a reduction on the celular demand/metabolic requirements for several etiologic factors. For instance, a marked decrease of total muscular mass, can be observed on clients with long periods of illness recovery due to lack of organ (muscles) use.