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Terms to know for PCM2 MT

Fibrillation: An irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor
blood flow.
Creptation: a crackling sound made in breathing by a person with an inflamed
lung, detected using a stethoscope.
Joint play: The term joint play refers to the small amount of movement in a
synovial joint that is independent of voluntary muscle movement, whereas
joint centration describes the optimal alignment of joints. Loss of joint
play and/or joint centration is often initially expressed by periodic twinges of pain
or discomfort.
Adaptation
Osteosclerosis: is a type of osteopetrosis that involves abnormal hardening of
bone and an elevation in bone density.
Eburnation: thickened sclerotic and polished ivory like bone (bone
proliferation)
describes a degenerative process of bone commonly found in patients with
osteoarthritis or non-union of fractures. It is an ivory-like reaction of bone
TART finding