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Muriel Lezak is the American neuropsychologist who pioneered the assessment approach in Clinical neuropsychology .

Muscarinic choline refers to one of two (2) main sub-types of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter known to stimulate receptors.

Muscle dysmorphia refers to a very specific type of body Dysmorphic disorder in which a person becomes obsessed with appearing more muscular; some individuals have implants to enhance their musculature.

Muscle spindle is defined as a muscle stretch receptor oriented parallel to skeletal muscle fibers; the capsule portion is surrounded by afferent fibers, and intrafusal muscle fibers can alter the length of the capsule during muscle contraction and relaxation. Muscle spindle, moreover, is a proprioceptor sensitive to stretch and the rate of stretch that is concentrated primarily in the muscle belly between the fibers; receptor parallel to the muscle that responds to the stretch of a muscle
Muscular dystrophy or MD refers to a chronic disease characterized by a progressive wasting away of the muscles. Likewise, Muscular dystrophy is a broad term used to describe a genetic disorder of the muscles. It causes the muscles in the body to become very weak, and over a period of time, the muscles break down and are replaced with fatty deposits.

Muscular strength is defined as the maximal amount of force that can be generated by a muscle or muscle group.
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) is a term used to describe a range of disorders or injuries which may include injuries and disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal discs. Some examples include Carpel tunnel syndrome, Pinched nerves, or Sciatica .

Muse means to be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Muse may also mean "to consider or say thoughtfully"; and a state of meditation.

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