Hypertrophy is defined as?
Hypertrophy is the enlargement of cells, resulting in the enlargement of the organ or tissue to which the cells belong. The left ventricle of the heart is especially vulnerable to hypertrophy.
Facet hypertrophy is when the spine's facet joints enlarge and degenerate causing stiffness, discomfort, pain, mobility issues, or hunched back. Unconvertebral hypertrophy is when the unconvertebral joints in the cervical spine develop osteophytes or bone spurs that can cause pain, compression, bone loss, or degeneration of discs.
Ventricular hypertrophy means a thickening of the ventricle walls. This can then be described as eccentric or concentric. Eccentric hypertrophy is where the wall thickens but the ventricle itself dilates therefore the wall is thickened but the ventricular chamber remains the same size. Concentric hypertrophy is where the wall thickens which then makes the internal ventricular chamber smaller.
Hypertrophy means overgrowth. The concha are the turbinates, or the ridged parts of the nose that swirl the air for warming and cleaning. Hypertrophy in the turbinates is typically a sign of rhinitis -- often due to allergies. A concha bullosa is a turbinate with air in it; about half of people have one.