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Related to contracture: Dupuytren's contracture, wound contracture, joint contracture, Volkmann ischemic contracture
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.
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(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
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an abnormal persistent flexing of a muscle or tendon at a joint, usu. caused by a shortening or scarring of tissue.
[1650–60; < Latin]
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Shortening of a muscle or tendon because of disease or injury and resulting in distortion and discomfort.
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n. contractura, contracción prolongada involuntaria.
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contracturen contractura; Dupuytren’s — contractura de Dupuytren
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