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MuscularSystem Vocab

Medical HUC

abduction movement away from midline
achilles tendinitis inflammation of the Achilles tendon
adhesion a band of fibrous tissues that holds structures together abnormally
atrophy weakness and wasting away
atropine relaxes smooth muscles
cardioplegia paralysis of the muscles of the heart
carpal tunnel syndrome inflammation of the tendons that passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist
claudication An aching, crampy, tired, and sometimes burning pain in the legs that comes and goes
contracture Abnormal shortening of muscle tissues, making the muscle resistant to stretching.
ergonomics Study of human factors that affect the design and operation of tools and the work environment
fascitis inflammation of the fascia
fasciotomy surgical incision of the fascia
fibromyalgia syndrome A chronic disorder of unknown cause characterized by widespread aching pain, tender points, and fatigue
kinesology study of movement
muscular dystrophy A group of inherited muscle disorders that cause muscle weakness without affecting the nervous system
myalgia muscle pain
myofascial Tenderness and swelling of the muscles and their surrounding tissues that is caused by overworking the muscles
oblique slanted or at an angle.
paraplegia Paralysis of both legs and the lower part of the body
pronation The act of rotating the arm or leg so that the palm of the hand or sole of the foot is turned downward or backward
quadriplegia paralysis of all four extremities
sphincter A ringlike muscle that tightly constricts the opening of a passageway
supination The act of rotating the arm or the leg so that the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot is turned forward or upward.
tendonitis inflammation of the tendons
tenectomy surgical removal of the tendons
tenodesis to suture the end of a tendus to a bone
tenolysis to free a tendon from adhesions
tenonectomy surgical removal of the endon in order to shrink it
fracture broken bone
Created by: Nataliee