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Medical Term:

physiologic hypertrophy

 

Definition: temporary increase in size of an organ or part to provide for a natural increase of function, such as the kind that occurs in the walls of the uterus and in the breasts during pregnancy.

Synonym(s): functional hypertrophy

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