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Contracture

Definition(s)

High resistance to passive stretch of a muscle, resulting from fibrosis of the tissue supporting the muscles or the joints, or from disorder of the muscle fibers.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A permanent shortening (as of muscle, tendon, or scar tissue) producing deformity or distortion.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: March 2, 2015