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cancellous (spongy) bone
contains little spaces like a sponge and is encased in the layers of compact bone
thick, blood like material found in flat bones and the ends of long bones; location of blood cell formation
flexible, tough band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches one bone to another at a joint
smooth muscles (unstriated)
located in internal organs such as the digestive tract; involuntary muscles
form of arthritis that first affects the spine & caused a forward bend of the spine
abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the great toe. Often hereditary or caused by bad shoes
carpal tunnel syndrome
common nerve entrapment disorder of the wrist caused by compression of the median nerve
type of wrist fracture. The radius is fractured at the lower end, the distal fragment is displaced backward.
disease in which an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood causes crystal to be deposited in the joints, esp. that of the big toe
rupture of the intervertebral disk cartilage which allows the contents to protrude through it. Also called slipped disk, ruptured disk, herniated intervertebral disk or herniated nucleus pulposus
group of hereditary diseases characterized by degeneration of muscle and weakness
chronic disease characterized by muscle weakness and thought to be caused by a defect in the transmission of impulses nerves to muscle cells
chronic systemic disease characterized by autoimmune inflammatory changes in the connective tissue throughout the body
branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of disease and abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system
branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system
system of medicine that uses the usual forms of diagnosis and treatment but places greater emphasis on the whole picture
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