The Muscular System M3 Case

The Muscular System - The Muscular System M3 Case Pamela Roberson TUI University The Muscular System M3 Case The Muscular System The muscles

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The Muscular System M3 Case The Muscular System The muscles perform three essential functions; it provides heat, facilitates motion and maintains posture. The bulk of the muscular system is made of the skeletal muscle, or muscles that are attached to the skeleton. Dystonia is functional disorder of the muscular system affecting the skeletal muscle, which is characterized by sustained and patterned involuntary contractions of the agonists and antagonist’s muscles. The involuntary contractions result to painful twisting and repetitive movements. The condition could affect a single muscle or a group of muscles. The symptoms of the condition, which include tremors, voice problems or dragging foot, are normally manifested in childhood and progresses over time. The severity of symptoms, however, varies. Dystonia can be inherited or may develop due to the presence of another condition. The development of dystonia is linked to a possible problem in the area of the brain, which handles messages associated with muscle contractions. Dystonia has no cure, but medications, surgery and physical therapy are some treatments employed to ease the symptoms (National Institutes of
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course ANT 250 I taught by Professor Drlegg during the Fall '11 term at Trident Technical College.

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The Muscular System - The Muscular System M3 Case Pamela Roberson TUI University The Muscular System M3 Case The Muscular System The muscles

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