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Med Terms- Mus&Skeltal Words


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ankylosing spondylitis
form of arthritis that first affects the spine and adjacent structures (strimpell-Marie arthritis or disease, and rheumatoid spondylitis)
abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the great toe (hallux valgus)
carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
a common, painful disorder of the wrist cause by compression of a nerve
Colles fracture
a type of wrist fracture
abnormal benign growth on the surface of a bone (spur)
fracture (fx)
broken bone
disease in which an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood causes sodium urate crystals (tophi) to be deposited in the joints, expecially that of the great toe
herniated disk
rupture of the intervertebral disk cartilage, which allows the contents to protrude through it, putting pressure on the spinal nerve roots (slipped disk, ruptured disk, herniated intervertebral disk or herniated nucleus pulposus)
muscular dystrophy (MD)
group of hereditary disease characterized by degeneration of muscle and weakness
myasthenia gravis (MG)
chronic disease characterized by muscle weakness and thought to be caused by a defect in the transmission of impulses from nerve to muscle cell
abnormal loss of bone density
rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
form of arthritis characterized by inflammatory changes in the connective tissue throughout the body

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