microtear

microtear

Forensic pathology
Small rips in the skin that radiate from the edges of a perforation from a bullet. Microtears tend to be the result of high-velocity centrefire rifle bullets, which are less commonly associated with an abrasion ring.

Sexology
A popular term for mucocutaneous tearing of the vaginal opening, which may occur when the vagina is not properly lubricated or if the penis is too large.

Sports medicine
A hypothetical disruption of actin and myosin myofilaments alleged to occur normally during weight training, causing focal inflammation and soreness, and with time leading to muscle hypertrophy.
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In addition, certain secondary cracks caused by microtear appeared were found on the surface.
Reported features associated with progression to aortic dissection include involvement of the ascending aorta (type A), thick hematoma (>10 mm), dilated aorta (>5cm), mural ulcer, compressed aortic lumen, focal contrast enhancement (possibly representing an intimal microtear), pericardial effusion, and pleural effusion [18].
According to Marika Molnar, director of Westside Dance Physical Therapy in Manhattan, a Grade 1 ankle sprain could be a microtear or excessive stretching of the ligament with no looseness, while a Grade 2 involves a more severe tear, at times with a noticeable pop, and some instability.
A strain or a microtear in a muscle causes some of the fibers to part.
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Neha Raukar, a senior associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Minnesota, said early sports specialization is "an American public health disaster." Raukar equates repetitive stress to fatiguing of the muscles, with hundreds of microtears occurring every day through strenuous activities.
Aging, vascular compromise or a combination of these factors may result in increased predisposition to injury and microtears within the tendon.
Because what happens is in the plantar fascia, you'll start to get some pronation of your foot or flattening in some individuals and that will cause microtears in that plantar fascia.
Microtears induced during sexual intercourse could further enhance susceptibility to Zika virus infection in human or sylvatic NHP populations.
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is a painful condition involving microtears within the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle and the subsequent development of angiofibroblastic dysplasia.
"When you work the muscles really hard, the body responds to those microtears in the tissue by bringing blood to the area, which is inflammation," says Green.