chapter 8 clinical terms related to the muscular system

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condition of great resistance to the stretch of a muscle


series of involuntary contractions of various voluntary muscles


technique for recording electrical changes in muscle tissues


spontaneous contractions of individual muscle fibers, producing rapid and uncoordinated activity within a muscle


degenerative disease in which fibrous connective tissue replaces skeletal muscle tissue


inflammation of fibrous connective tissues, especially in the muscle fascia. This disease is also called muscular rheumatism

muscular dystrophies

group of inherited disorders in which deficiency of dystrophin or associated glycoproteins collapses muscle cells, leading to progressive loss of function


pain from any muscular disease or disorder

myasthenia gravis

chronic disease in which muscles are weak and easily fatigued because of malfunctioning neuromuscular junctions


persistent quivering of a muscle


study of muscles


tumor composed of muscle tissue


any muscular disease


inflammation of skeletal muscle tissue


cutting of muscle tissue


prolonged muscular spasm


loss of ability to move a body part


partial or slight paralysis of muscles

shin splints

soreness of the front of the leg due to straining the anterior leg muscles, often a result of walking up and down hills


condition in which the neck muscles, such as hte sternocleidomastoids, contract involuntarily. it is more commonly called wryneck.

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