Anatomy & Physiology

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  1. Bursitis
    Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic.
  2. Aponeurosis
    A sheetlike fibrous membrane resembling a flattened tendon that serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or to connect muscle to bone.
  3. Superior Rectus
    The superior rectus muscle is a muscle in the orbit. It is one of the extraocular muscles. It is innervated by the superior division of the oculomotor nerve (Cranial Nerve III). In the primary position (looking straight ahead), the superior rectus muscle's primary function is elevation, although it also contributes to intorsion and adduction
  4. Muscular Dytrophy
    Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion.[1][2] Muscular dystrophies are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue.[3]
  5. Catalyst
    a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected.
  6. Hypotonic
    noting a solution of lower osmotic pressure than another solution with which it is compared
  7. Osteocyte
    a cell of osseous tissue within the bone matrix; a bone cell.
  8. Hematopoiesis
    the formation of blood cells
  9. Cerumen
    Ear wax
  10. Medulla Oblongata
    the lower stalklike section of the brain, continuous with the spinal cord, containing control centres for the heart and lungs
  11. Papillae
    One of the small, round or cone-shaped protuberances on the top of the tongue that contain taste buds.
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