Atrophogenicity is the ability of a steroid to cause atrophy in the skin if used topically. Multiple methods can be used in order to measure atrophogenicity.
- Inhibition of fibroblast growth in vitro
- Neutral red release assay
- Mouse tail epidermis
- Transgenic mouse model
- Guinea pig epidermis
- Micrometer callipers
- Histopathological examination of skin biopsies
- Pulsed ultrasound
Cite this article as: Burhan Ahmed, MD, "What is atrophogenicity?," in Medicalopedia, April 11, 2017, [Permalink: https://www.medicalopedia.org/5297/what-is-atrophogenicity/].