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A

Abdomenabductionabnormal
abnormalityAbrasionAC Joint
accelerationacceleration of gravityaccessory movement
acquired diseaseactive motionactive range of motion
Acuteadductionadipose tissue
agonistalignmentamphiarthrosis
anatomic positionanatomyangle
angular kinematicsangular motionanomaly
antagonistAnterior Cruciate Ligament anteroposterior axis
anthropometryaponeurosisapproximation
armarm elevationarthrodia
arthrodial jointarthrokinematic movementarthrosis
articular capsulearticular cartilagearticulation
auscultationautoimmune diseaseaxial rotation
axis of rotation
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B

balanceball-and-socket jointbase of support
biaxial jointBilateralbiomechanics
bodybody typeBOS
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C

CACalfcancellous bone
cancercapitatecardinal plane
Cardiopulmonary RususcitationCardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitationcarpal tunnel
carrying angleCartilagecenter of gravity
center of masscenter of pressurecenter of rotation
centroidchiropracticchronophotography
circumductionclose-packed positionclosed kinematic chain motion
closed-chain motionco-contractionCOG
collagen fiberCOMcompact bone
compilerComposite Impairmentcompression
concave-convex ruleconcentric contractioncondyle
condyloid jointconfigurationcongenital disease
connective tissueconoid grasp constant
contractioncontrolCOP
coronal planecortical bonecubital angle
cubitus valguscubitus varuscylindrical grasp
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D

Decision Analysisdeformable bodydeformity
degenerative diseasedegree of freedomdense connective tissue
densitydependent arm positiondesirable posture
deviationdiagnosisdiagonal movement
diarthrosisdigitdigital ray
dimensiondiseasedislocation
displacementdistaldistal radioulnar joint
distal-on-proximal motiondistancedistraction
DOFdynamic stability
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E

eccentric contractioneffectivenessefficiency
elbow complexElectrical Galvanic StimulationElectromyogram
ellipseellipsoidal jointempirical research
equilibriumerect postureexperimental research
extensionexternal forceexternal rotation
externally-perturbed stanceextra-articular tissue
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F

family tendencyfamily-tendency diseasefat pad
faulty posturefibrocartilagefibrous tissue
flexionforceforce-velocity curve
fracturefrequencyfront panel
frontal axisfrontal planefunction
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G

genetic diseaseGeriatric Physical Therapyginglymus joint
glenoid cavityglenoid fossaglide
good posturegraspgravitational force
gravitygripground reaction force
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H

hamatehereditary diseaseheredity
hinge jointhistory takingHome Health Therapy Software
hook grasphorizontal abductionhorizontal adduction
horizontal axishorizontal planehumeroradial joint
humeroulnar jointhyaline cartilagehyperextension
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I

ideal postureimpingement syndromeindex
inertiainherited diseaseinspection
internal forceinternal rotationintra-articular tissue
inverted pendulum modelirregular jointisoinertial strength
isokinetic contractionisometric contractionisotonic contraction
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J

jointjoint anglejoint capsule
joint play
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K

Kienböck's Diseasekinematic chainkinematics
kinesiologykinetics
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L

labrumLateral Collateral Ligamentlateral flexion
lateral rotationLaw of AccelerationLaw of Inertia
Law of ReactionLaw of reactionlength-tension curve
lengthening contractionligamentline of gravity
linear kinematicslinear motionlinearkinematics
LOGLojerLojer physical therapy equipment
Long-term Goalslongitudinal axisloose connective tissue
loose-packed positionlunate
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M

Magnetic Resonance Imagingmalalignmentmanipulation
manual therapymassmatter
Maximal Aerobic Powermechanical energymechanics
mechanics of materialsmediaMedial Collateral Ligament
medial rotationmedian planeMediGraph Physical Therapy Software
mediummeniscusmetabolic disease
metabolismmobilitymoment
moment of inertiamorphologymotion
movementmusclemuscle architecture
muscle contractionmuscle endurancemuscle force
muscle powermuscle strengthmuscle torque
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N

navicular boneneoplasmNeurological Physical Therapy
neutralizerNewton's Law of MotionNilotic stance
normnormalnormal strain
normal stressNSAIDnumeric
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O

Occupational Therapyopen kinematic chain motionopen-chain motion
oppositionordered listorthogonal axis
Orthopedic Physical Therapyosteokinematic movementosteopathic medicine
osteopathyovoidovoid joint
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P

palpationparallel-fiber musclepassive motion
patient-specific functional scalepeak torquePediatric Physical Therapy
pennate-fiber musclepennation anglepercussion
performanceperturbationphalanges
phalanxphasic musclephysical dimension
Physical TherapyPhysical Therapy Softwarephysiological movement
physiologypinchpisiform
pivot jointplane jointplane of scapula
plicapLogplumb line test
pointpoor postureposition
Posterior Cruciate Ligamentpostural deviationpostural muscle
postural swaypostural sway strategyposture
power gripprehensionprehension grip
Progressive Resistance ExercisepronationProprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
proximalproximal radioulnar jointproximal-on-distal motion
PSFS
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Q

quiet stance
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R

radial deviationrange of motionrate of tension development
reference planereflectionrest position
retrospective studyretroversionrheumatoid arthritis
rigid bodyrotary motionrotation
rotator cuff
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S

saddle jointsafetysagittal axis
sagittal planescalarscaphoid
scaphoid fracturescapulascapula abduction
scapula adductionscapula depressionscapula elevation
scatterscrew jointsegment angle
self-perturbed stancesellar jointshortening contraction
shoulder girdle depressionshoulder girdle elevationshoulder girdle protraction
shoulder girdle retractionside flexionsidebending
slidesound waveSpeech Therapy
speedspherespherical grasp
spheroidal jointspinspongy bone
stabilitystancestandard
static equilibriumstaticssternum
strainstrategystrength
stresssubluxationsupination
surface anatomysway backswing
synarthrosissynovial fluidsynovial joint
synovial membranesynoviumsystem
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T

tandem stanceTemporomandibular Jointtendon
tensile forcetensile stresstension
TFCCtherapeuticstherapy
Therapy Softwaretime-domain analysistime-domain data
tissuetopographytorque
tractionTranscutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulatortranslation
translatory motiontransverse axistransverse plane
trapeziumtrapezoidtreatment
triangular fibrocartilage complextriaxial jointtrochlea
trochoid jointtumor
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U

Ulnar Collateral Ligamentulnar deviationUlnar Nerve
ulnar tiltultrasonographyultrasound
uniaxial jointuniform resource locatoruniversal resource identifier
unordered listupright posture
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V

valgavalgumvalgus
varavariationvarum
varusVASvector
velocityvertical axisVI
virtual instrument visual analog scaleVital Signs
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W

wavewave lengthweight
winceWirewithin normal limits
WNL
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Y

yield point
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Z

Zigzag EffectZygoma
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