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Mythic Greek warrior, vulnerable to wounding only in his heel. See: Achilles bursa, Achilles reflex, Achilles tendon.


mythical Greek warrior who was vulnerable only in the heel.
Achilles bursa - bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the upper part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum. Synonym(s): bursa of tendo calcaneus
Achilles reflex - a contraction of the calf muscles when the tendo calcaneus is sharply struck. Synonym(s): ankle jerk; ankle reflex; tendo Achillis reflex; triceps surae reflex
Achilles tendon - the tendon of insertion of the triceps surae (gastrocnemius and soleus) into the tuberosity of the calcaneus. Synonym(s): tendo calcaneus
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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.
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1) In a study on ballet dancers of the Royal Swedish Opera House by Nilsson and coworkers, incidence of Achilles tendinopathy was found to have been present in 6.
Structural integrity is decreased in both Achilles tendons in people with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy.
As a participant because of the proximity of the author's permanent residence with the town of Pharsalus--the author joined every activity related to Achilles such as cultural events, speeches at Pharsalus' cultural centre, various types of voluntary work, organization of the semi-Marathon called Achilles, guiding students from all over Greece etc.
I received ultrasound therapy for the Achilles for two months, and iced it every night, but the pain persisted.
Her research specialties include the ancient novel - particularly Apuleius'Metamorphoses and Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon - and ancient magic.
Evidence is conflicting currently as to the clinical efficacy as well as proper technique of prolotherapy injections for insertional Achilles tendinosis [2].
Achilles has invested a huge amount of energy to improve the lives of others through his anti-smoking campaigns over the past three years.
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The Achilles tendon gets its name from the Greek warrior Achilles, who was the son of a sea goddess and of a mortal father.