Muscle System Disorders

Muscle System Disorders

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will introduce several disorders and diseases of the muscular system.

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  • Strain

    Muscle fiber tears or stretches too far.

  • Muscle Spasm

    An involuntary muscle contraction often caused by potassium deficiencies.

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    A genetic disorder that causes the gradual breakdown of muscle fibers.

  • Tetanus

    A disease caused by microbes that causes muscles to continually spasm.

  • Atrophy

    The wasting away of muscle tissue leading to very weak muscles.