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delayed-onset 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
delayed-onset muscle soreness

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Muscular discomfort which develops 1 or 2 days after exercise has stopped. DOMS may be caused by structural damage to the muscle cells or inflammation in and around the muscles. DOMS typically affects those who only exercise occasionally or who perform strenuous exercises to which they are unaccustomed. It is greatest following ...

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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