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Term:Abnormal tendon morphology
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Accession:HP:0100261 term browser browse the term
Definition:An abnormality of the structure or form of the tendons, also often called sinews.
Comment:A tendon (or sinew) is a tough band of fibrous connective tissue that usually connects muscle to bone and is capable of withstanding tension. Tendons are similar to ligaments and fascia as they are all made of collagen except that ligaments join one bone to another bone, and fascia connect muscles to other muscles. Tendons and muscles work together and can only exert a pulling force.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Abnormal shape of tendon;   Abnormality of the sinew
 xref: UMLS:C4021026

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the musculoskeletal system 0
        Abnormality of the skeletal system 0
          Abnormal skeletal morphology 0
            Abnormal tendon morphology 0
              Abnormality of the Achilles tendon + 0
              Digital flexor tenosynovitis 0
              Joint contracture + 0
              Rotator cuff tear 0
              Tendon rupture 0
              Tendon thickening 0
              Tendon xanthomatosis 0
              Tendonitis + 0
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