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Cramps

Strong, painful spasms often of the leg and foot

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Strain

Stretching or tearing of a muscle

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Sprain

Twisting of a joint involving muscle, ligaments, and joints

63

Fibromyalgia

Chronic achy muscles; not well understood

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Muscular Dystrophy

Group of genetic disorders in which muscles progressively degenerate and weaken

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Myasthenia Gravis

Autoimmune disorder that attacks ACh receptors and weakens muscles of the face, neck, and extremities

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Muscle Cancer

Cancers originating in support tissues (bone, muscle) are called sarcoma

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Lou Gehrig's Disease; genetic disorder in which motor neurons degenerate leading to loss of voluntary muscle contractions

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Muscles contribute to homeostasis how...?

Allow for movement to let us respond to stimuli, digest food, breathe, etc.
Protect body parts
Helps to regulate body temperature