kinesiology


ki·ne·si·ol·o·gy

noun \kə-ˌnē-sē-ˈä-lə-jē, kī-, -zē-\

Definition of KINESIOLOGY

:  the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement
ki·ne·si·ol·o·gist \-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of KINESIOLOGY

Greek kinēsis
First Known Use: 1894

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

ki·ne·si·ol·o·gy

noun \kə-ˌnē-sē-ˈäl-ə-jē, kī-, -zē-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ki·ne·si·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of KINESIOLOGY

: the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement
ki·ne·si·o·log·ic \-ō-ˈläj-ik\ or ki·ne·si·o·log·i·cal \-i-kəl\ adjective

kinesiology

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Study of the mechanics and anatomy of human movement and their roles in promoting health and reducing disease. Kinesiology has direct applications to fitness and health, including developing exercise programs for people with and without disabilities, preserving the independence of older people, preventing disease due to trauma and neglect, and rehabilitating people after disease or injury. Kinesiologists also develop more accessible furniture and environments for people with limited movement and find ways to enhance individual and team efficiency. Kinesiology research encompasses the biochemistry of muscle contraction and tissue fluids, bone mineralization, responses to exercise, how physical skills are developed, work efficiency, and the anthropology of play.

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