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Muscle Stretching Exercises MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Muscle Stretching Exercises
Tree Number(s)
E02.760.169.063.500.387.750
E02.779.483.750
E02.831.535.483.750
G11.427.410.698.277.249
I03.350.249
Unique ID
D052580
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D052580
Scope Note
Exercises that stretch the muscle fibers with the aim to increase muscle-tendon FLEXIBILITY, improve RANGE OF MOTION or musculoskeletal function, and prevent injuries. There are various types of stretching techniques including active, passive (relaxed), static, dynamic (gentle), ballistic (forced), isometric, and others.
Entry Term(s)
Active Stretching
Ballistic Stretching
Dynamic Stretching
Isometric Stretching
PNF Stretching
PNF Stretching Exercise
Passive Stretching
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching
Relaxed Stretching
Static Stretching
Static-Active Stretching
Static-Passive Stretching
NLM Classification #
WB 541
See Also
Yoga
Public MeSH Note
2007
History Note
2007
Date Established
2007/01/01
Date of Entry
2006/07/05
Revision Date
2020/02/21
Muscle Stretching Exercises Preferred
Static Stretching Narrower
Active Stretching Narrower
Isometric Stretching Narrower
Ballistic Stretching Narrower
Dynamic Stretching Narrower
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching Narrower
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