Anatomy is the science of structure of an organism or body.
Anatomy is defined as the study of the gross structure of the body or the study of an organism and the interrelations of its parts.
Physiology is the science and study of the vital processes, mechanisms, and functions of an organ, system of organs, or the entire organism.
Kinesiology is the scientific study of muscular activity and the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement.
Pathology is the study of the structural and functional changes caused by disease.
Theraputic massage is applied to and directly affects the structures and the functions of the human organism. It has direct effects such as increased local circulation of venous blood and lymph , stretching of muscle tissue, and loosening of adhesions and scar tissue.
Massage has indirect affects of increased circulation to the muscles and internal organs, reduced blood pressure, and general relaxation of tense muscles. Massage also has reflex effects such as reduced heart rate and slower, deeper breathing.
Disease is an abnormal and unhealthy state of all or part of the body wherein it is incapable of carrying on its normal function.
A Symptom is caused by the disease and is perceived by the subject, such as dizziness, chills, nausea, or pain.
Signs of a disease are observable indications such as abnormal pulse rate, fever, abnormal skin color, or physical irregularities.
There are many possible direct causes for disease, including disease producing organisms, trauma, environmental agents, malnutrition, degenerative processes, and stress.
Other conditions that can be predisposing factors include age, working or living conditions, gender, and heredity.
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