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Relating to muscles and tendons

cartilaginous

adjective

consisting of cartilage

contract

verb

if a muscle contracts, it becomes tighter

motor

adjective

relating to the way that you use muscles and control their movement

muscular

adjective

relating to muscles

overstretched

adjective

an overstretched muscle has been injured by stretching it too far

pull

verb

to injure a muscle by stretching it too much

reflex

noun

a movement that your muscles make without you thinking about it or being able to control it

relax

verb

to make your muscles or a part of your body feel less tight and more comfortable

smooth

adjective

smooth muscle is the type of muscle that you have in the walls of organs such as your stomach, intestine or blood vessels

spasm

noun

a sudden movement in which one of your muscles becomes tight and painful

spasmodic

adjective

caused by or relating to the spasm of a muscle

strain

noun

an injury caused by twisting or stretching a muscle too much

stretch

noun

the state of a muscle being stretched

striated

adjective

striated muscle is the type of muscle that you have in your arms or legs, made of long fibers

tear

verb

to damage something such as a muscle by stretching it until it pulls apart

tense

verb

if you or your muscles tense, or if you tense them, they suddenly become tight

tension

noun

the degree to which something such as a rope or muscle is pulled tight

tic

noun

a sudden movement of a muscle that you cannot control, especially a muscle in your face

tighten

verb

if a muscle or a part of your body tightens, or if you tighten it, it becomes hard and stiff, often because you are angry or afraid

muscularity

noun

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