Care & Prevention Practical Terms

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Care & Prevention Practical Terms
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  1. Movement of any extremity away from the midline of the body. This action is achieved by an abductor muscle
    Abduct
  2. Movement of an extremity toward the midline of the body. This action is achieved by an adductor muscle.
    Adduct
  3. Exercise in which energy needed is supplied by oxygen inspired and is required for sustained periods of vigorous exercise with a continually high pulse rate.
    Aerobic
  4. Exercise without the use of oxygen as an energy source; short bursts of vigorous
    exercise.
    Anaerobic
  5. In front of; the frontsurface of.
    Anterior
  6. Any agent which prevents inflammation, such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
    Anti-inflammatory
  7. Without symptoms.
    Asymptomatic
  8. To shrivel or shrink form disuse.
    Atrophy
  9. Death of a part due to lack of circulation.
    Avascular Necrosis
  10. When controlling bleeding.
    Avascularity
  11. The tearing away, forcibly, of a part or structure.
    Avulsion
  12. A discoloration of the skin due to an extravasation of blood into the underlying tissues.
    Bruise
  13. Smooth, slippery substance preventing two ends of bones from rubbing together and grating.
    Cartilage
  14. Existing in commonly injured tissues of the body, including skin, cartilage, ligaments and bone.
    Collagen Substance
  15. A shortening of the muscle as it develops tension and contracts to move a resistance.
    Concentric Muscle Contraction
  16. An injury to a muscle and tissues caused by a blow from a blunt object, typically resulting in a bruise.
    Contusion
  17. Term referencing one anatomical term away from another.
    Distal
  18. An overall lengthening of the muscle as it develops tension and contracts to control motion performed by an outside force; oft times referred to a "negative" contraction in weight training.
    Eccentric Muscle Contraction
  19. Bleeding into the surface tissue below the skin, resulting in a
    "black and blue" effect.
    Ecchymosis
  20. Accumulation of fluid, in organs and tissues of the body; swelling.
    Edema
  21. Action of the ankle turning outward.
    Eversion
  22. Action of straightening of a joint as achieved by an extensor muscle.
    Extension
  23. Motion of bending a joint as achieved by a flexor muscle.
    Flexion

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