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Mesh term Movement

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Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena
Physiological Phenomena


The act, process, or result of passing from one place or position to another. It differs from LOCOMOTION in that locomotion is restricted to the passing of the whole body from one place to another, while movement encompasses both locomotion but also a change of the position of the whole body or any of its parts. Movement may be used with reference to humans, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and microorganisms. Differentiate also from MOTOR ACTIVITY, movement associated with behavior.

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Eye Movements
Head Movements
Motor Activity
Organ Motion

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