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Medical terms

medical terms

TermDefinition
Tenodesis The surgical suturing of the end of a tendon to a bone.
Heel spur A calcium deposit in the plantar fascia near its attachment to the calcaneus (heel) bone that can be one of the causes of plantar fasciitis.
Hypotonia A condition in which there is diminished tone of the skeletal muscles.
Transverse In a crosswise direction.
Sphincter A ring-like muscle that tightly constricts the opening of a passageway.
Myolysis The degeneration of muscle tissue.
Fasciitis Inflammation of a fascia.
Quadriplegia Paralysis of all four extremities.
Paralysis The loss of sensation and voluntary muscle movements in a muscle through disease or injury to its nerve supply.
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