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Descriptor in English: Contracture
Descriptor in Spanish: Contractura
Descriptor in Portuguese: Contratura
Descriptor in French: Contracture
Entry term(s): Contractures
Tree number(s): C05.550.323
C05.651.197
Scope note: Prolonged shortening of the muscle or other soft tissue around a joint, preventing movement of the joint.
Annotation: coordinate IM with specific muscle or other tissue or site (IM) but not with MUSCLES, skeletal; also available are DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE; HIP CONTRACTURE; VOLKMANN CONTRACTURE & EQUINUS CONTRACTURE
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS UI: 3305
Descriptor UI: D003286
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Contracture - Preferred
Concept UI M0005128
Scope note Prolonged shortening of the muscle or other soft tissue around a joint, preventing movement of the joint.
Preferred term Contracture
Entry term(s) Contractures



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