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Med Term Quiz #7

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carpal tunnel syndrome
pain due to pressure on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel
claudication
lameness, limping
crepitation
dry/grating sound from bone ends rubbing together indicating a fracture
electromyography
recording strength of muscle contraction using electrical stimulation
exacerbation
increase in severity of a disease or its symptoms
ganglion cyst
tumor found in wrist tendon/joint, cyst is aspirated and injected with anti-inflammatory
hypotonia
loss of muscular tonicity as consequence of muscle stretched beyond normal limit
hemarthrosis
effusion of blood into joint cavity
multiple myeloma
multiple tumor masses infiltrate bone/red bone marrow causing fractures
osteophyte
bony outgrowth on vertebra exherts pressure on spinal cord