Med term 1
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Med term 1
is the process by which organic tissue becomes hardened by deposits of calcium
is an abnormal condition in which a joint is immobile and stiff
is direct visualization of the interior of a joint using a special fiberoptic endoscope called an arthroscope
is an acute, spreading inflammation of the deep subcutaneous tissues
means pertaining to cartilage
pertaining to a rib and its cartilage
is an incision through the skull
is used for the fibrous membrane that covers, supports, and separates muscles
characterized by widespread non+articular pain of the torso, extremities, and face
is a malignant tumor containing much fibrous tissue
is the formation and development of blood cells
inflammationdue to excesive uric acid
means between the ribs
surgical removal of the bony posterior arch of a vertebra to permit surgical access to the disk so that the herniated material can be removed.
is muscle pain
is characterized by fatigue and muscle weakness resulting from a defect in the conduction of nerve impulses.
is a condition in which muscle protrudes through its fascial covering.
means any disease of muscle.
is inflammation of a bone and may be caused by infection, degeneration, or trauma
also called degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a form of arthritis in which one or many joints undergo degenerative changes, particularly loss of articular cartilage.
is a reversible skeletal disorder characterized by a defect in the mineralization of bone
is surgical repair of tendon and muscle
is an infection of the bone and bone marrow and is caused by infectious microorganisms
is slight or partial paralysis
is paralysis of the lower portion of the body and of both legs.
is paralysis of the arms and legs
is a general term for acute and chronic conditions characterized byinflammation, soreness, and stiffness of muscles and by pain in joints and associated structures
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
is the second most common connective tissue disease. It is achronic, systemic (pertaining to the whole body) disease that often results in joint deformities, particularly of the hands and feet
softening of the vertebrae
slight or partial paralysis that affects all four extremities.
region refers to the inferior thoracic vertebrae and the superior lumbar vertebrae as a group.
In this procedure, a cement-like substance is injected into the body of a fractured vertebra to stabilize and strengthen it andimmediately remove pain.
muscle found in the internal organs