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Coccyx

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The small tail-like bone at the very bottom of the spine. The coccyx is made up of 3 to 5 rudimentary vertebrae.

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Compartment syndrome

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A condition in which there is swelling and increased pressure within a limited space (compartment) that presses on and compromises blood vessels, nerves and tendons that run through the compartment. Compartment syndrome commonly occurs in the leg or forearm, but can also occur in the arm, thigh, shoulder and buttocks. If untreated, compartment ...

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Connective tissue

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Tissue that serves as the framework of the body, surrounding, supporting and connecting organs, muscles, joints and other body parts.

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Control group

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The group of individuals in a study who, usually unknowingly, are not treated or not given a procedure or medication. Their response is compared with that of treated individuals in order to validate the results of the study and to ensure that the observed impact is related to the treatment, procedure or medication being tested. The opposite ...

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