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Does skeletal muscle injury cause hypertrophy or atrophy?

In the following diagram from the Love and Bailey textbook I see that injury causes a decrease in hypertrophy due to a decrease in the expression of IGF-1. Here Love and Bailey consider a skeletal ...
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Can your rectum atrophy after a long time of inactivity?

A colectomy and subsequent ileostomy are surgeries that involve removing the large bowel (colon) and creating an opening in the abdomen for food waste to go through the small intestine and out of the ...
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Is a muscle still a muscle after years without usage?

With no usage I mean no active usage because of not working nerves. So basically the question is wether there is like an end-state to muscle atropy where the muscle tissue changes and after what time ...
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How to combat muscular atrophy while in coma?

Muscles start to deteriorate without use, so without the person consciously moving a body part or flexing, can muscle tissue degeneration be stopped or at least decelerated by administering something, ...