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11.8: Keeping Bones and Joints Healthy

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arthritis

Inflammation of a joint causing pain and swelling.

calcium

Element that is a component of bone; a necessary element in nerve conduction, heartbeat, muscle contraction, and many other physiological functions.

fracture

Break in bone.

ligament

Short band of tough connective tissue that connects bones together to form a joint.

osteoarthritis

Condition in which cartilage breaks down in joints, causing stiffness and pain.

osteoporosis

Disease in which bones become more fragile and likely to break.

sprains

Injuries to ligaments where a joint is put through a range of motion greater than its normal range.

vitamin D

Any of a group of sterols necessary for normal bone growth; found in milk, fish, and eggs and can be produced in the skin on exposure to sunlight.

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