Contracture meaning

kən-trăk'chər
An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.
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A deformity resulting from a contracture.
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A condition of abnormal shortening or shrinkage of a muscle, tendon, etc., often with persistent flexion or distortion at a joint.
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An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.
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A deformity resulting from a contracture.
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(medicine) An abnormal, sometimes permanent, contraction of a muscle; a deformity so caused.
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Origin of contracture

  • From French contracture, from Latin contractura.
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