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Chapter 7


Abduction Movement of a bone away from the midline of the body
Adduction Movement of a bone toward the midline of the body
Ankylosing Spondylitis A type of Arthritis that affects the vertebral column and causes deformities of the spine
Ankylosis Stiff
Arthralgia Pain in the joints; symptom present in many joint diseases
Arthritis Inflammation of the joints
Arthrocentesis Surgical puncture of a joint with a needle for the purpose of withdrawing fluid for analysis
Arthrodesis Binding or surgical fusion of a joint
Arthrography The process of X-raying the inside of joint after a contrast medium has been injected into a joint
Arthroplasty The surgical reconstruction of a joint
Arthroscopy The visualization of the interior of a joint by using and endoscope
Articular Relating to a joint
Articular Cartilage Thin layer of cartilage protecting and covering the connecting surfaces of the bones
Articulation The point at which two bones come together;a joint
Ataxia Without Muscular Coordination
Atrophy Wasting away; literally "without development"
Biceps A muscle having two points of attachment at one end
Muscle Fibers
Crepitation Usually associated with lung sounds
Crepitus Grating sound or sensation produced by friction between bone and cartilage
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