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band of fibrous tissue that holds structures together abnormally. May form in muscles & internal organs as the result of injury or surgery
weakness & wastin away of muscle tissue; may be caused by pathology or disuse of the muscle over a long period of time
chronic, progressive disease affecting the skeletal muscles that is characterizd by muscle weakness & atrophy
condition of excessive tone of the skeletal muscles w/ an increased resistance of muscle to passive stretching
condition of diminished tone of the skeletal muscles w/ decreased resistance of muscle to passive stretching
complex of symptoms including cramp-like pain of the leg muscles caused by poor circulation. It may indicate a larger CV problem
aka wryneck; stiff neck due to spasmodic contraction of the neck muscles that pull the head towards the affected side
late appearance of dyskinesia as a side effect of long-term treatment with certain antipsychotic drugs
aka MG; chronic autoimmune disease in which there is an abnormality in the neuromuscular function causing episodes of muscle weakness; affect muscles that control eye movement, eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing & facial expression
group of inherited muscle disorders that cuase muscle weakness without affecting the nervous system
Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy
appears from two to six years of age & progresses slowly. Survival rare beyond the late twenties
Becker's Muscular Dystrophy
less severe illness and doe snot appear until early adolescence or adulthood; survival middle to late adulthood
chronic disorder of unknown cause, characterized by widespread aching pain, tender points and fatigae; aka FMS; is not progressive & is not crippling
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