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atrophy

when a muscle shrinks

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dysphagia

difficulty swallowing

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dystrophy

weakening of the muscle

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hemiplegia

paralysis on one side of the body

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kinesiology

study of the mechanics of body movements

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myalgia

muscle pain

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paraplegia

paralysis of the legs and lower body

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quadriplegia

paralysis of all four limbs

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abduction

movement away from the midline of the body

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adduction

movement toward the midline of the body

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flexion

decreasing the angle between two bones

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extension

increasing the angle between bones

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supination

movement that turns the palm up

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pronation

movement that turns the palm down