Definición de contracture en inglés:


Saltos de línea: con|trac¦ture
Pronunciación: /kənˈtraktʃə


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A condition of shortening and hardening of muscles, tendons, or other tissue, often leading to deformity and rigidity of joints: contracture of the hip in cerebral palsy [count noun]: the contractures had been caused by intramuscular injections
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • General management of the arthritic process is important, with physiotherapy to prevent joint contracture.
    • Forearm and lower leg measurements cross joints and could be affected by joint deformity such as contracture.
    • During the immobilization of a fracture, all nonimmobilized parts must be moved to avoid stiffness, muscle atrophy and joint contractures.


mid 17th century: from French, or from Latin contractura, from Latin contract- 'drawn together', from the verb contrahere.

Más definiciones de contracture 

Definición de contracture en: 

Obtener más de Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día mage
Pronunciación: meɪdʒ
a magician or learned person