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con·trac·ture

 (kən-trăk′chər)
n.
1. An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.
2. A deformity resulting from a contracture.

contracture

(kənˈtræktʃə)
n
(Pathology) a disorder in which a skeletal muscle is permanently tightened (contracted), most often caused by spasm or paralysis of the antagonist muscle that maintains normal muscle tension

con•trac•ture

(kənˈtræk tʃər)

n.
an abnormal persistent flexing of a muscle or tendon at a joint, usu. caused by a shortening or scarring of tissue.
[1650–60; < Latin]
con•trac′tured, adj.

contracture

Shortening of a muscle or tendon because of disease or injury and resulting in distortion and discomfort.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contracture - an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction - (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
Translations

con·trac·ture

n. contractura, contracción prolongada involuntaria.

contracture

n contractura; Dupuytren’s — contractura de Dupuytren
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