Muscle atrophy, as the name suggests, is a weakening or reduction of muscle due to lack of use or due to a disease. It is a result of a mismatch between the rates of protein synthesis and protein breakdown. Protein is required for muscle mass, therefore muscle wasting occurs when the amount of protein broken down is more than that synthesized.
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