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atrophy
Wasting away; literally without development
contracture
Abnormal, usually permanent bending of a joing into a fixed position; usually caused by atrophy and shortening of muscle fibers.
diaphragm
The thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen.
dystonia
Disordered tonicity of muscle
fascia
Thin sheets of fibrous connective tissue that penetrate and cover the entire muscle, holding the fibers together.
tonicity
In the case of muscle, it refers to a state of continuous activity or tension beyond that related to the physical properties
leiomyofibroma
A leiomyoma containing non-neoplastic collagenous fibrous tissue, which may make the tumour hard
leiomyoma
Benign uterine tumours also referred to as uterine fibroids.
myalgia
Pain in a muscle or muscles.
myositis
Inflammation of a voluntary muscle.
pectoral
Of or pertaining to the breast, or chest; as, the pectoral muscles.
ankylosis
Fusion of bones across a joint. Complication of chronic inflammation.
arthralgia
Pain in a joint.
bunionectomy
The surgical removal of a bunion, most often from the base of the big toe.
bursa
A tissue space (fibrous sac) that is lined with synovial membrane (joint tissue) and contains a small quantity of synovial fluid (joint fluid).
bursitis
Inflammation of a bursa
crepitation
The spongy quality one appreciates on palpation (feeling with the open hand) of a fracture site (broken bones). This physical finding can be a clue that a fracture exists.
kyphosis
humpback
malaise
A vague feeling of bodily discomfort.
subluxation
an incomplete dislocation
tendon
a strong fibrous band of tissue that extends from a muscle, attaching it to the bone becoming continuous with the periosteum of the bone.
tendinitis
Inflammation of tendons and of tendon muscle attachments.
viscous
sticky; gelatinous