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muscle soreness

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
muscle soreness

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Pain and tenderness in a muscle that typically occurs after strenuous exercise, particularly if the exercise involved eccentric muscle actions. The underlying cause of muscle soreness is thought to be a change in the ultra-structure of muscle cells, with a rupture of the Z-line. Metabolic waste products, such as lactic acid, have also been implicated because they can stimulate pain receptors in the cell. Muscle soreness may occur during and immediately after exercise (...

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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