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soft tissue

A generic term for muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue matrix

soft tissue,

n a system of osteopathic techniques for diagnosing and treat-ing somatic dysfunctions within tissues other than bones or joints. See also somatic dysfunction.


lacking in firmness.

soft fat
unpleasant soft fat occurs in pigs fed for too long on kitchen swill.
soft khaki weed
soft palate myositis
a cause of dorsal displacement of the soft palate in horses, resulting in chronic obstruction of the airway during exercise.
soft rolypoly
soft rush
soft shell disease
fish eggs lose their turgidity and become flat and wrinkled; the cause is unknown.
soft shelled eggs
hen eggs with soft shells occur in birds affected by avian infectious bronchitis and can persist for a long time into the recovery period.
soft ticks
ticks lacking a dorsal shield or scutum; members of the family Argasidae, e.g. Argas persicus. Called also nonscutate.
soft tissue
tissue other than bone and cartilage.
soft x-ray beam
made at low kVp output. The beam has low energy and weak penetration.
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Ageing is associated with a decline in muscle mass, strength, number of muscle fibres, changes in muscle contraction and slowing of nerve fibers that activate muscle making them prone to soft tissue injuries.
Soft Tissue Surgery, 2nd Edition (online access included)
a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced the launch of Vanguard Individualized Design (ID), a first-of-its-kind total knee arthroplasty (TKA) construct designed to enable a personalized fit while simplifying soft tissue preservation and balance.
It has been reported to be effective for up to 18 months in facial soft tissues.
This review of sarcomas of the upper extremities addresses the imaging features of soft tissue as well as bone sarcomas.
Soft tissue injuries such as muscle-tendon strains, ligament sprains, and other overtraining injuries occur often among runners.
Warmup exercises, such as stretching and light jogging, can help minimize the chance of muscle strain or other soft tissue injury during sports.
But when you overload your bag, lift it incorrectly, or sling the pack Over one shoulder, you can strain the soft tissues in your back, including your back muscles, spinal cord, nerves, and blood vessels.
The new technique, called doppler vibration imaging, is the first to use a horn's low-frequency sound waves to create vibrations that distinguish between hard and soft tissues, they say.