Movement from one place to another. And the ability to locomote, to get from one place to the next. The locomotive system permits locomotion and consists of bones that are the framework of the skeleton, joints that hold the bones together and make movement possible, and muscles that contract and relax and make for movement. Locomotion is derived from the Latin “locus”, place + “movere”, move = move place.

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  • Locomotive system

    The bones, the joints, and the muscles that contract and relax to move the joints and bones.

  • Locoregional

    Locoregional anesthesia; Locoregional metastasis.

  • Locoregional anesthesia

    Anesthesia that eliminates pain only in the region of the surgery. This may be done by a “spinal” in which an anesthetic agent is administered by lumbar injection. Locoregional anesthesia is in contrast to general anesthesia on the one hand and local anesthesia on the other.

  • Locoregional metastasis

    Metastasis (spread) of a cancer only within the region in which it arose. In contrast to systemic metastasis.

  • Locus

    In genetics, the place a gene occupies on a chromosome. The plural is loci.

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