CONTRACTURE

an irregular reduction or shrinking of a muscle, which has the capability to result in irreversible impairment as a result of hindrance in expanding the muscle. It frequently comes after a disease or impairment that makes motion uncomfortable or is a result of extended, implemented inaction.

CONTRACTURE: "The contracture of his right forearm left Corey unable to move it eventually."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONTRACTURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/contracture/ (accessed July 14, 2020).
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