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Definitions of NEUROTIC ATROPHY
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Atrophy of a part from disorder of its trophic nerves or from lack of use, e. g., the "glossy skin" produced by injury of a nerve trunk, passive a. A general term for various forms of a., especially such as are due to pressure, want of nourishment, digestive and various other visceral diseases, exhausting evacuations, and certain forms of concussion.
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Sexual Arousal Disorders
- Disturbances in desire psychophysiologic changes that characterize the sexual response cycle cause marked distress and interpersonal difficulty. (APA, DSM-IV, 1994)