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Med. Terms (Wk. 4)

my/o, myos/o muscle
oblique slanting position
-lysis loosening, dissolving
kinesi/o movement
ton/o tone, tension
sphincter ringlike muscle serving to close an opening
-trophy food, nutrition
bi- two
quadr/i four
-ia condition (abnormal)
-rrhexis rupture
ten/o, tend/o, tendin/o tendon
electr/o electricity
ankyl/o bent, crooked
fasci/o flat band of tissue (below skin) that covers underlying tissues & separate tissue
-plegia paralysis, stroke
rectus straight
transverse across
-cele tumor, hernia
fibr/o fiber
tri- three
-desis surgical fixation of bone; bind
-ic pertaining to
tax/o order, coordination
kinesiology study of the mechanics of body movement
atrophy body tissue or organ wasting away
ergonomics study of efficiency in working environments
ligament connective tissue that connects 2 bones, joints or cartilages together
tendon tissue attaching a muscle to a bone
ROM (Range of Motion) of joint measured in degrees
ADL (Activities of Daily Living)
DTR (Deep Tendon Reflex) contraction of muscle in response to a sudden stretch induced by a sharp tap by finger or rubber hammer
Created by: corinthiamorris