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Glossary for Exercise

  • Allergic rhinitis: Allergic rhinitis involves inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes, eustachian tubes, middle ear, sinuses, and pharynx.
  • Blood in urine: Hematuria is blood in the urine.
  • Heat cramps: Muscle cramps related to exertion
  • Heat exhaustion: Overheating of the body with exhaustion or collapse
  • Heatstroke: Heat exhaustion and collapse from heat exposure
  • Hypothermia: Low body temperature
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Rhabdomyolysis: Skeletal muscle injury or death, which releases muscle fibres into the blood.
  • Shin splints: Pain in the shins usually caused by sports or exercise
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Tendinitis: Inflammation of a tendon.


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