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1 In biomechanics, the state of a body with a speed of zero, which does not change position; a state of no motion.

2 A state of physical inactivity. Rest is an essential component of the primary management of most sports injuries. The rest required varies from absolute or complete rest to partial or relative rest, depending on the severity of the injury. The need for rest may apply only to an affected limb, not to the whole body.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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