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dystonia

Health care; Diseases

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, ...

dystrophy

Health care; Diseases

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

elephantiasis

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.

epiphysis

Health care; Diseases

The growth area near the end of a bone.

fracture

Health care; Diseases

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

gangrene

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.

joint

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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