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A-band

ab-

Abdomen

Abdominal Cavity

Abdominal Hernia

Abduction

Abrasion

Absorption

Acceleration

Acclimatization

Accommodation

Acetylcholine

Acetabulum

Achievement Goal Theory

Acid-Base Balance

Acidosis

Actin

Action Potential

Active Expiration

Active Insufficiency

Active Stretching

Acute

Adaptive Shortening

Adenosine diphosphate (ADP)

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)

Adduction

Absorption

Adipocytes

Adipose Tissue

Adhesion

Aerobic Exercise

Afferent Nerves

Agility

Agonist

Albumen

Albumin

Alkalosis

Allodynia

All-or-none Response of Muscle Fibers

Alternated Grip (Over-Under Grip, Mixed Grip)

Alternative Medicine (CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

Amenorrhea

Amphiarthrodial Joint

Anabolism

Anaerobic Exercise

Anatomical Position

Androgen

Angle of Pull

Antagonist

Anterior

Anterioinferior

Anterolateral

Anteromedial

Anterosuperior

Anti-caking Agents

Arrector Pili Muscle

Athlete's Foot

Arthrodial Joint

Arthrology

Aspect (Anatomy)

Athletic Trainer

Atlas (vertebra)

Atrophy

Auditory Ossicles (Middle Ear Bones)

Autogenic Inhibition

Avulsion

Axis (vertebra)

Babinski Reflex (Babinski Sign)

Balance

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

BB (Abbreviation)

Bilateral

Bioavailability

Biaxial Joints

Biomechanics

-blast, blast/o

Blocked Practice

Brachial Plexus

Breastbone (Sternum)

Bursa

Bursitis

Cam Machine

Carpal Bones

Carpus

Cartilaginous Joint

Catabolism

Caudal

Cephalic

Cervical Spine

Cervical Vertebrae

Center of Gravity (COG)

Chelated Mineral

Cholesterol

Chronic

Circuit Training

Circumduction

Clavicles (Collarbones)

Closed Skill

Close-Packed Position (joints)

Coactivation

Coccyx

Coenzymes

Collagen

Compound (chemistry)

Compound Exercise

Compound Fracture

Compression

Concentric Movement or Action

Condyle

Condyloid Joint

Continuous Skill

Contralateral

Contusion

Coronal Plane

Core Stability

Cranial Bones

Creatine

Creatinine

Crepitus

Diatomic Molecules

Deep

Detraining

Diarthrodial (Diarthroses) or Synovial Joints

Diaphragm

Discrete Skill

Dislocation

Distal

Distress

Dorsal

Dorsiflexion (Dorsal Flexion or Ankle Extension)

EAA (abbreviation)

Eccentric Movement or Action

Ecchymosis

End Feel

Efferent Nerves

Electrolytes

Enzyme

Epimysium

Equilibrium

Essential Nutrients

Eversion

Ergogenics

Eustress

Facial Bones

Fartlek Training

Fixator Muscle

Flat Bones

Foramen

Force Couple

Force-Velocity Relationship

Frequency

Frontal Plane

Fusiform Muscle

gastr-, gastro. gaster, gastero

Giant Sets

Glycerol

Golgi Tendon Organs

Hormones

Humerus Bone

Hyoid Bone

I-band

Incus

Inertia

Inferior

Intra-abdominal Pressure

Inversion

Ipsilateral

Irregular Bones

Ischemic Compression

Isokinetic Muscle Action

Isolation Exercise

-itis

Lateral

Long Bones

Lipids

Lumbar Vertebrae

Lysosomes

Male Reproductive Organs

Malleus

Mandible (Lower Jaw Bone

Mass versus Weight

Medial

Metabolic Pathway

Metabolism

Metacarpal Bones

Middle Ear Bones (Auditory Ossicles)

Muscle Belly

Muscle Insertion

Muscle Origin

Muscle Spindles

Myosin

Myotatic Reflex

NEAT (abbreviation)

Neuralgia

Olympic Weight Plates

Open Skill

Ostealgia (Ostalgia, Osteodynia)

Osteon

Osteopathy

Overuse Injury

Oxytocin

Passive Insufficiency

Pectoral Girdle

Periosteum

Pernicious Anemia

Phalanges (Phalanx Bones)

Pharmacology

Pivot Machine

Plantar Fascia

Plantar Flexion (Ankle Flexion)

Podiatrist

Posterior

Posteroinferior

Posterolateral

Posteromedial

Posterosuperior

Power

Progressive Overload

Prone

Pronation

Proximal

Radial Deviation

Radius Bone

Rate of Force Development (RFD)

Repetition (rep)

Relative Strength

Rib Cage

Ribs

Sacrum (Sacral Vertebra, bone)

SAID Principle (Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands

Scapular Winging

Sesamoid Bones

Serial Skill

Scapulae (Shoulder Blades)

Scoliosis

Short Bones

Snake Oil

Specificity Principle

Speed-Strength

Spinal Column (Vertebral Column)

Sports Medicine

Stapes

Sternum (bone)

Strain

Stress

Superficial

Superior

Supination

Synarthrodial Joints (Synarthroses, Fibrous)

Synovial or Diarthroses Joints

Thoracic Vertebrae

Thorax

Triple Extension

Ulna Bone

Ulnar Deviation

Ventral

Vertebral Column (Spinal Column)

Volar

Winged Scapula

Wolff's Law

1RM (Abbreviation)

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