Contractured



[kuh n-trak-cher] /kənˈtræk tʃər/

noun, Pathology.
1.
a shortening or distortion of muscular or connective tissue due to spasm, scar, or paralysis of the antagonist of the muscle.
/kənˈtræktʃə/
noun
1.
a disorder in which a skeletal muscle is permanently tightened (contracted), most often caused by spasm or paralysis of the antagonist muscle that maintains normal muscle tension
n.

1650s, from French contracture, from Latin contractura “a drawing together,” from contractus, past participle of contrahere (see contract (n.)).

contracture con·trac·ture (kən-trāk’chər)
n.
An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.

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