musculoskeletal system

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Noun1.musculoskeletal system - the system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature - the muscular system of an organism
skeletal system, systema skeletale, skeleton, frame - the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
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Written for engineers and researchers in medical fields, these papers reflect the progress being made in such areas as the dynamics of musculoskeletal systems, the mechanics of bone remodeling, flow-prosthesis interfaces and the mechanics of hard and soft tissue.
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