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the study of the action of external and internal forces on the living body, especially on the skeletal system.
the development of prostheses.

Biology. the study of the mechanical nature of biological processes, as heart action and muscle movement.
(functioning as sing) the study of the mechanics of the movement of living organisms

The scientific study of the role of mechanics in biological systems. The study of biomechanics includes the analysis of motion in animals, the fluid dynamics of blood, and the role of mechanical processes in the development of disease.


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