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Achilles tendon

n.
The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscles of the leg.
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Achilles tendon

n
(Anatomy) the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone
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Achil′les

(or Achil′les') ten′don,


n.
the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone.
[1900–05]
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A·chil·les tendon

(ə-kĭl′ēz)
A large tendon at the back of the leg connecting the calf muscles with the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Achilles tendon - a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calfAchilles tendon - a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
sinew, tendon - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
calf, sura - the muscular back part of the shank
heel - the back part of the human foot
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Translations
tendon d’Achille

Achilles tendon

n (Anat) → tendine m di Achille
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A·chil·les tendon

n. tendón de Aquiles, tendón mayor que se une a los músculos posteriores de la pierna y se inserta en el talón del pie; ___ reflex / reflejo plantar que ocurre al golpear el talón de Aquiles.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The results confirm this hypothesis, as subjects with stiffer Achilles tendons demonstrated shorter GCT following drop jumps from 40 cm.
Methods: This prospective case-control study was conducted at the Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Istanbul, Turkey, from October 2015 to January 2016, and comprised bilateral Achilles tendons of patients with intermittent claudication and healthy individuals.
Orthotics can offer some relief, but for patients with shortened Achilles tendons, it potentially can cause more discomfort.
This test has been shown to be a reliable and valid measure of calf endurance in individuals with healthy as well as injured Achilles tendons. (29) In this test, subjects begin by standing barefoot in single leg stance on a 10[degrees] incline board.
Structural integrity is decreased in both Achilles tendons in people with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy.
Carter, "Influence of bone mineral density, age, and strain rate on the failure mode of human Achilles tendons," Clinical Biomechanics, vol.
Future studies could monitor biochemical and functional outcomes to investigate the effect of eccentric training in healthy and pathological Achilles tendons.
Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer for reconstruction of chronically ruptured Achilles tendons. J Orthop Surg.
"We've studied Achilles tendons from people who lived during the bomb pulse era, and we can conclude that their tendons have retained the very high levels of carbon-14 found during the bomb pulse and for decades afterwards.
Functional loading augments the initial tensile strength and energy absorption capacity of regenerating rabbit Achilles tendons. Am.
On a separate day, an MRI scanner took images of each man's heels and Achilles tendons. The runners displayed short lower heel bones, even shorter for those who used oxygen most efficiently.