Musculoskeletal System Symptomatic Terms

  1. arthralgia
    joint pain
  2. atrophy
    shrinking of muscle size
  3. crepitation
    crepitus
    grating sound sometimes made by the movement of a joint or broken bones
  4. exostosis
    a projection arising from a bone that develops from cartilage
  5. flaccid
    flabby, relaxed, or having defective or absent muscle tone
  6. hypertrophy
    increase in size of tissue, such as muscle
  7. hypotonia
    reduced muscle tone or tension
  8. myalgia
    myodynia
    muscle pain
  9. ostealgia
    osteodynia
    bone pain
  10. rigor
    rigidity
    stiffness; stiff muscle
  11. spasm
    drawing in; involuntary contraction of muscle
  12. spastic
    uncontrolled contractions of skeletal muscles, causing stiff and awkward movements (resembles spasm)
  13. tetany
    tension; prolonged, continuous muscle contraction
  14. tremor
    shaking; rhythmic muscular movement
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Musculoskeletal System Symptomatic Terms
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Medical Terminology chapter 4
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