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Dyskinesia

Distortion or impairment of voluntary movement, as in a tic, spasm, or myoclonus

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Hypertonia

A condition of excessive tone of skeletal muscles with increased resistance of muscle to passive stretching

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Paraplegia

The paralysis of both legs and the lower part of the body

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Ataxia

The inability to coordinate the muscles in the execution of voluntary movement

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Fascioplasty

The surgical repair of the fascia

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Atrophy

Weakness and wasting away caused by disuse of the muscle over a long period of time

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Fasciorrhapy

The suturing of lacerated fascia

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Bradykinesia

Extreme slowness in movement

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Hemiplegia

Total paralysis of one side of the body

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Contracture

Abnormal shortening of muscle tissues making the muscle resistant to stretching

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Hyperkinesia

Abnormally increased motor function or activity

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Dystaxia

Difficulty in controlling voluntary movement

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Hypokinesia

Abnormally decreased motor function or activity

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Fasciectomy

The surgical removal of a fascia

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Hypotonia

A condition of diminished tone of the skeletal muscles with decreased resistance of muscle to passive stretching

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Myalgia

Muscle tenderness or pain

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Myosclerosis

Abnormal hardening of muscle tissue

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Myocele

The protrusion of a muscle through its ruptured sheath or fascia

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Myotonia

The delayed relaxation of a muscle after a strong contraction

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Myomalacia

Abnormal softening of muscle tissue

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Quadriplegia

The paralysis of all four extremities

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Myonecrosis

The death of individual muscle fibers

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Singultus

Also known as hiccups

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Myorrhapy

To suture a muscle wound

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Tenodesis

To suture the end of a tendon or bone

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Myorrhexis

The rupture of a muscle

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Tenolysis

To free a tendon from adhesions

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Myoclonus

A spasm or twitching of a muscle or group of muscles

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Syndactyly disorder

-Some or all fingers are united
-Affects bilaterally
-No known prevention

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Polydactyly

-Have extra phalanges appear
-Characterized by I-V
-Requires surgery to fix but isn't life affecting if not fixed