locomotor system


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locomotor system

[‚lō·kə′mōd·ər ‚sis·təm]
(zoology)
Appendages and associated parts, such as muscles, joints, and bones, concerned with motor activities and locomotion of the animal body.
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The patients' medical history did not show any locomotor system diseases, systemic diseases, or any other diseases that could affect the elasticity of the studied tendon.
The locomotor system is also made up of bones and joints forming the osteoarticular system with a passive role in motion and the muscular system, made up of muscles representing active organs of motion.
What has not been recognized are the modifications that took place in the rest of the locomotor system. We hypothesize that the tail became structurally and functionally decoupled from the hind limb and trunk, leading to the formation of independent caudal and hind limb locomotor modules.
The hypothesis of this work is that there is a positive relationship between the use of 3-D models and a real-scale bone base in the study of the locomotor system, leading to improvements in student assessment performance and motivation.
Color Atlas of Human Anatomy; Volume 1: Locomotor System, 7th Edition
Numerous displays and preparations of skeletons in today's schoolbooks and museums show how patchy and in some aspects fundamentally incorrect the knowledge about the locomotor system was until now: The displays position the hip and shoulder joint of the animals on the same level.
Color atlas of human anatomy; v.1: Locomotor system, 6th ed.
To use the human body in stability by thermovision dynamic studies it is necessary to analyze, in the first step of these researches, the anthropometrical dimensions of the locomotor system and make measurements on the body segments.
The locomotor system is made up of bones with their connections, joints and muscles.
This comprehensive and internationally available textbook on the locomotor system fills a gap that exists due to the paucity of evidence based on controlled trials.
The design of external prosthetic elements of locomotor system involves previously some complex kinematic and dynamic studies of the interested anatomical system.