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arthralgia

joint pain

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atrophy

shrinking of muscle size

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crepitation, crepitus

grating sound sometimes made by the movement of a joint or broken bones

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exostosis

a projection arising from a bone that develops from cartilage

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flaccid

flabby, relaxed, or having defective or absent muscle tone

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hypertrophy

increase in the size of tissue, such as muscle

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hypotonia

reduced muscle tone or tension

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myalgia, myodynia

muscle pain

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ostealgia, osteodynia

bone pain

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rigor, rigidity

stiffness; stiff muscle

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spasm

drawing in; involuntary contraction of muscle

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spastic

uncontrolled contractions of skeletal muscles, causing stiff and awkward movements (resembles spasm)

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tetany

tension; prolonged, continuous muscle contraction

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tremor

shaking; rhythmic muscular movement

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