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Muscular System

calat- something inserted
erg- work
fasc- bad, bandage
-gram something written
hyper- over, more
inter- between
iso- equal
laten- hidden
myo- muscle
reticul- net; network
sarco- flesh
syn- together
tetan- stiff
-tonic tension
troph- well fed
voluntar- voluntary
convulsion series of involuntary contractions of various voluntary muscles
electromyograph technique for recording electrical changes in muscle tissues
fibrillation spontaneous contractions of individual muscle fibers, producing rapid and uncoordinated activity within a muscle
fibrosis degenerative disease in which fibrous connective tissue replaces skeletal muscle tissue
muscular dystrophies group of inherited disorders in which deficiency of dystrophin or glycoproteins collapses muscle cells, leading to progressive loss of function
myalgia pain from any muscular disease or disorder
myasthenia gravis chronic disease in which muscles are weak and easily fatigued because of malfunctioning neuromuscular junctions
myokymia persistent quivering of a muscle
myopathy any muscular disease
myotonia prolonged muscular spasm
paralysis loss of ability to move a body part
paresis partial or slight paralysis of muscles
shin splints acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, typically on hard surfaces.
torticollis a condition in which the head becomes persistently turned to one side, often associated with painful muscle spasms.
Created by: hannahpiper