contracture definition

  • noun:
    • An abnormal, frequently permanent shortening, as of muscle or scarring, that results in distortion or deformity, specially of a joint for the human body.
    • A deformity caused by a contracture.
    • An abnormal, sometimes permanent, contraction of a muscle; a deformity so caused
    • a situation of permanent rigidity or contraction of muscles, generally speaking associated with the flexor muscles.
    • Contraction, at the time of muscle tissue; contortion produced by muscular contraction; especially, a permanent shortening of a muscle.
    • Taking; getting: as, contracture of a fever.
    • an abnormal and in most cases permanent contraction of a muscle

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