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Electromyography (EMG)

Process of recording the electrical activity of the muscle cells near the recording electrodes

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Electromyogram

The record of the strength of muscle contraction caused by electrical stimulation

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Adhesion

Band of fibers that hold structures together in an abnormal fashion

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Ataxia

Lack of voluntary control of muscle movement; "wobbliness"

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Tax/o

Coordination or order

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Atonic

Lacking muscle tone

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Atrophy

Decrease in size or complete wasting of an organ or tissue or cell

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Dystrophy

Defective growth

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Fasciitis (fash-ee-I-tis)

Inflammation of the sheet of fibrous connective tissue that covers, supports and separates muscle (fascia)

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Fibroma (Fibroid)

Tumor composed of fully developed connective tissue

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Hernia

Protrusion of a body part through tissues that normally contain it

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Laxity

Looseness

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Leiomyoma

Benign tumor of smooth muscle

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Leiomyositis

Inflammation of the smooth muscle

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Myasthenia

Muscle weakness

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-asthenia

Weakness

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Myoclonus

Spasm of the muscle

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Clon/o

Violent action (spasm)

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Myoma

Benign tumor of muscle

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Myopathy

Abnormal condition or disease of muscle

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Myositis

Inflammation of voluntary muscles

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Myotonia

Delayed relaxation of a muscle after contraction

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Rhabdomyoma (rahb-do-mee-oh)

Benign tumor of striated muscle

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Tendinitis

Inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle and bone

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Tetany

Muscle spasm or twitching

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Myectomy

Surgical removal of muscle or part of muscle

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