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muscle strain

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

When unclassified, a muscle strain usually refers to a relatively minor injury in which muscle fibres are damaged, but there is little if any rupture of blood capillaries. However, a strain...

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pain

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

Severe physical or mental discomfort or distress. Pain of a physical origin arises through detection of noxious stimuli or tissue injury by specific sensory neurons in the affected part of...

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stiffness

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

1 A characteristic of muscles and springs defined as the change in tension divided by the change in length. A very stiff spring requires a great deal of tension to increase its...

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