idiomuscular contraction


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my·o·e·de·ma

(mī'ō-e-dē'mă),
A localized contraction of a degenerating muscle, occurring at the point of a sharp blow, independent of the nerve supply.
[myo- + G. oidēma, swelling]

my·o·e·de·ma

(mī'ō-ĕ-dē'mă)
A localized contraction of a degenerating muscle, occurring at the point of a sharp blow, independent of the nerve supply.
Synonym(s): idiomuscular contraction, mounding, myo-oedema.
[myo- + G. oidēma, swelling]

idiomuscular contraction

Motion produced by degenerated muscles without nerve stimulus.
See also: contraction
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