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Muskuloskeletal Ch 6

Words and Definitions

arthralgia joint pain
atrophy shrinking of tissue
crepitation grating sound made by movement of some joints
spasm involuntary contraction
tremor shaking
necrosis death of tissue
bursitis inflammation of the bursa
hypertrophy tissue overgrowth
kyphosis humpback
lordosis swayback
scoliosis s curvature of the spine
analgesic pain reliever
anti-inflammatory inflammation reducer
antipyretic fever reducer
ankylosis condition of crookedness
arthrodesis bound up joint
arthrocentesis puncture with needle to remove fluid from joint
brachial pertaining to the arm
cervical pertaining to the neck
chondromalacia softening of cartilage
costochondritis inflammation of the rib cartilage
cranial pertaining to the skull
faciitis inflammation of the tissue that covers muscle
femoral pertaining to the femur
fibromyalgia pain in fiber and muscle tissue
lumbar pertaining to the lower back
osteomyelitis inflammation of the bone and bone marrow
patella knee cap
patellar pertaining to the knee cap
spondylosis condition of the spine
vertebral pertaining to the spine
substernal pertaining to below the sternum
sternum breastbone
tendonitis inflammation of tendon
bursa sac of the joint that contains synovial fluid
Created by: jhlcc