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Pathology/Procedures

VETT 118 Romich Text Chapter 3 Vet Med Terms-Muscular

TermDefinition
Adhesion Band of fibers that hold structures together in an abnormal fashion.
Ataxia Lack of voluntary control of muscle movement. "Wobbliness."
Atonic Lacking muscle tone.
Atrophy Decrease in size or complete wasting of of an organ, tissue, or cell.
Dystrophy Defective growth.
Fasciitis Inflammation of the sheet of fibrous connective tissue that covers, supports, and separates the muscles.
Fibroma Tumor composed of fully developed connective tissue. AKA fibroid.
Hernia Protrusion of a body part through tissues that normally contain it.
Laxity Looseness.
Leiomyoma Benign tumor of smooth muscle.
Leiomyositis Inflammation of the smooth muscle.
Myasthenia Muscle weakness.
Myoclonus Spasm of the muscle.
Myoma Benign tumor of the muscle.
Myopathy Abnormal condition or disease of the muscle.
Myositis Inflammation of voluntary muscles.
Myotonia Delayed relaxation of a muscle after contraction.
Rhabdomyoma Benign tumor of striated muscle.
Tendinitis Inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone.
Tetany Muscle spasms or twitching.
Myectomy Surgical removal of muscle or part of a muscle.
Myoplasty Surgical repair of muscle.
Myotomy Surgical incision into muscle.
Tenectomy Surgical removal of a part of a tendon.
Tenotomy Surgical division of a tendon.
Created by: Taylor Miller