Definitions for "Degeneration"
The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration.
That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver.
A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.
the breaking up of cell structures in association with death of a cell.
Retrogressive metabolic changes, associated with abnormal conditions of structure or environment. D., Wallerian, the degeneration which occurs in the part of a nerve fiber dissociated from the cell body. D., Nissl's, the atrophy which occurs in a neuron which fails to receive its normal stimulation, or whose celulifugal impulses are impeded for a long time.
Reversible pathologic changes with cells.
a change from a higher to a lower state; a breakdown in structure
(click here for more information) The body's response to injury is to form new bone. Calcium deposits eventually can build up around a vertebrae and become an ongoing case of subluxation degeneration.
The breakdown of a vertebra or disc over time due to use, injury or disease.
The process of joint surfaces wearing down such as that caused by arthritis resulting in bone rubbing against bone.
The process of change, usually with age, in bone or soft tissue. Sometimes referred to as `wear and tear`.
A wear and tear phenomena. When the joints of the body wear out, it is referred to as osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease.
Keywords:  lessening, physical
Lessening of the physical state.
The attenuation of a signal due to inverse feedback.
Keywords:  moral, mental, qualities
the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
The process whereby a part of the output signal of an amplifying device is returned to its input circuit in such a manner that it tends to cancel part of the input.
Keywords:  thing
The thing degenerated.