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Musculoskeletal system - Q – Symptomatic terms & A – Meaning

QuestionAnswer
arthralgia joint pain
atrophy shrinking of muscle size
crepitation grating sound sometimes made by the movement of a joint or broken bones
exostosis a projection arising from a bone that develops from cartilage
flaccid flabby, relaxed, or having defective or absent muscle tone
hypertrophy increase in the size of tissue, such as muscle
hypotonia reduced muscle tone or tension
myalgia muscle pain
ostealgia bone pain
rigor stiffness; stiff muscle
spasm drawing in; involuntary contraction of muscle
spastic uncontrolled contractions of skeletal muscles, causing stiff and awkward movements (resembles spasm)
tetany tension; prolonged, continuous muscle contraction
tremor shaking; rhythmic muscular movement
Created by: MT student1