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Sports Med CHPTR 8

TermDefinition
Anatomy The study of the structure of the body.
Physiology The study of the function of the body.
Organ A structure within the body made up of tissues that allow it to perform a particular function.
Cell The basic unit of life.
Tissues A collection of similar cells and substances that work together to perform a particular function.
Skeletal or Striated Muscle Voluntary muscles that can be consciously controlled, unlike involuntary muscles that work whether the body is conscious or unconscious.
Cardiac Muscle The muscle of the heart adapted to continued rhythmic contraction.
Smooth or Visceral Muscle Muscle tissue that contracts without voluntary control; contracts slowly and contraction is sustained over a longer time; found in internal organs and blood vessels.
Abrasions An open wound, road burn, or rug burn in which the outer layer of skin has been scraped off.
Lacerations A jagged tear in the flesh.
Puncture Wound A soft tissue injury caused by the penetration of a sharp object.
Incisions A straight, clean, knife-like cut.
Avulsion A painful soft tissue injury in which a flap of tissue is torn loose or pulled off completely
Callus A thickened, usually painless area of skin caused by friction or pressure.
Blister A bubble-like collection of fluid beneath or within the epidermis of the skin.
Paresthesia An abnormal sensation of the skin as numbness, tingling, prickling, or burning, with no apparent cause.
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