Hypotonia A condition of diminished tone of the skeletal muscles Impingement

Hypotonia a condition of diminished tone of the

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Hypotonia A condition of diminished tone of the skeletal muscles. Impingement syndrome Inflammed and swollen tendons are caught in the narrow space between the bones within the shoulder joint. Insertion The point where the muscle ends by attaching to a bone or tendon. Intermittent claudication Pain in the leg muscles that occurs during exercise and is relieved by rest. Muscular dystrophy A group of more than 30 genetic diseases that are characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement, without affecting the nervous system. Myasthenia gravis A chronic autoimmune disease that affects the neuromuscular junction and produces serious weakness of voluntary muscles. Myocele The herniation (protrusion) of muscle substance through a tear in the fascia surrounding it. Myoclonus The quick involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. Myofascial release A specialized soft-tissue manipulation technique used to ease the pain of conditions such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, movement restrictions, temporomandibular joint disorders, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Myolysis The degeneration of muscle tissue. Myoparesis Weakness or slight muscular paralysis. Myorrhaphy Surgical suturing of a muscle. Neuromuscular Pertaining to the relationship between a nerve and muscle. Oblique Slanted or at an angle. Origin The point where the muscle begins, located nearest the midline of the body or on a less movable part of the skeleton. Paralysis The loss of sensation and voluntary muscle movements in a muscle through disease or injury to its nerve supply.
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