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Descriptor in English: Range of Motion, Articular
Descriptor in Spanish: Rango del Movimiento Articular
Descriptor in Portuguese: Amplitude de Movimento Articular
Descriptor in French: Amplitude articulaire
Entry term(s): Flexibility, Joint
Joint Flexibility
Joint Range of Motion
Passive Range of Motion
Range of Motion
Tree number(s): E01.370.600.700
G11.427.760
Scope note: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 91
See also the descriptors: Pliability MeSH
DeCS UI: 29097
Descriptor UI: D016059
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1990/03/23
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Range of Motion, Articular - Preferred
Concept UI M0024547
Scope note The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.
Preferred term Range of Motion, Articular
Entry term(s) Flexibility, Joint
Joint Flexibility
Joint Range of Motion
Range of Motion
Passive Range of Motion - Narrower
Concept UI M0024546
Preferred term Passive Range of Motion



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