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Definition of the noun Achilles tendon
What does Achilles tendon mean as a name of something?
- a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonym of Achilles tendon: tendon of Achilles
- more generic words: sinew / tendon = a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
- part of: calf / sura = the muscular back part of the shank; heel = the back part of the human foot
Alternative definition of the noun Achilles tendon
- [anatomy] The strong tendon formed of the united tendons of the large muscles in the calf of the leg, an inserted into the bone of the heel.
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by Equine Research
Treatment of a rupture of the gastrocnemius tendon is the same as treatment of a ruptured Achilles tendon. Casting the whole leg and placing the horse in slings is an attempt to take pressure off the affected limb to allow the severed muscle ...
by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf
ACHILLES TENDON INJURY relative movement between the accelerometer and soft tissues. Some drift of the signal from piezoelectric accelerometers may also occur with time. Although most accelerometers used in sports biomechanics are ...
Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)
by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis
ache achlorhydria Achilles tendon (Patton and Thibodeau, 2010) Achalasia ( Kumar et al, 2012) ache, 1. a pain characterised by persistence, dullness and, usually, moderate intensity. An ache may be localised, as a stomach ache, headache, ...
by Michael Kent
Achilles tendinitis Achilles tendon and the skin (in which case it is sometimes called post-calcaneal bursitis). Retrocalcaneal bursitis is characterized by tenderness and redness involving the posterior and superior aspects of the heel.
by Michael Kent
An Achilles tendon weakened by lack of exercise may rupture if the calf muscle contracts suddenly (for example, when a badminton player suddenly changes from a backward to a forward motion or when a jogger misjudges a curb and lands ...
by Margo DeMello
ACHILLES The Achilles tendon is a tendon located in the back of the ankle in humans, named after a Greek mythological hero named Achilles. Achilles, born to Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and Thetis, a sea nymph, was featured in Homer's ...
by Jean Mooney
swelling 5 cm superior to its calcaneal insertion subacute Achilles tendinitis diffuse swelling along the length of the tendon with pain and palpable crepitus on foot movement/posterior muscle group contraction Achilles tendon; tendo Achilles; ...
Midline Medical Dictionary (2002)
by P. S. Rawat
See Achilles Tendon Reflex. Achilles Tendon. The tendinous termination of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. Evgrash, fif's T-Hrvsö, Higaret, Russil # RTHK. HTT â, 3Rf a GTS FT fertiful Ră ăRT trans-g; A.T. Reflex, a contraction of the calf ...
The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Neuromuscular Aspects of Sports Performance (2011)
by Paavo V. Komi
Achilles tendon forces during cycling. International Journal ofSports Medicine 8(Suppl.), 9–14. Gregor, R.J., Roy, R.R., Whiting, W.C., ...
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