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Musculoskeletal Syst

Preparation for Med. Term. test Fall 2016 Dr. Metzler

TermDefinition
-lysis Loosening or breaking down
-paresis partial paralysis
tax/o coordination
kinesi/o movement
-rrhexis rupture
-cele hernia
my/o muscle
NSAID Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin
epicondylitis golfers or tennis elbow
Myestenia gravis Auto-immune disease where the body attacks muscle tissue
Podiatrist Doctor who treats food diseases and disorders
Gout Arthritis caused by deposition of uric acid in joints
hematopoeisis production of red blood cells; occurs in the red bone marrow
Nocturnal myoclonus Sudden involuntary jerking while falling asleep
Smooth muscles Involuntary muscles of the intestines and other internal organs
-desis suturing or bonding together
Synovial joints Large joints that are surrounded by a synovial membrane such as the knees and hips
Fibrous joints Inflexible joints such as cranial sutures
Rotator cuff The muscular structures at the shoulder that hold the joint together and allow movement
Cartilaginous joint Joints that allow minimal movement, such as joints between ribs and sternum and the pubic symphysis
Created by: mmetzler