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The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions caus twisting and repetitive movements of abnormal postures. The movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, ...


Health care; Diseases

A wasting of body tissues, of genetic origin or due to inadequate or defective nutrition.


Health care; Diseases

A complication of chronic filariasis, in which nematode worms block the lymphatic vessels, usually in the legs or scrotum, causing extreme enlargement of the infected area.


Health care; Diseases

The growth area near the end of a bone.


Health care; Diseases

A medical condition in which there is a break in the continuity of the bone.


Health care; Diseases

The death of body tissue due to the loss of blood supply to that tissue, sometimes permitting bacteria to invade it and accelerate its decay.


Health care; Diseases

A joint is the area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion of body parts. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage.

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