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Concept 25: Recognizing Quackery: Becoming an Informed Consumer


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Concept 25: Recognizing Quackery: Becoming an Informed Consumer



AMA
Abbreviation for the American Medical Association.
FDA
Abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration: a federal agency that recommends and enforces government regulations regarding certain foods and drugs.
Panacea
A cure-all; a remedy for all ills.
Passive Exercise
A type of exercise in which no voluntary muscle contraction occurs; some outside force moves the body part with no effort by the person.
Tonus
The most frequently misused and abused term in fitness vocabularies. It is "the resistance (tension) developed in a muscle as a result of passive stretch of the muscle. Tonus can not be determined by palpation or inspection of a muscle and has little or nothing to do with the voluntary strength of a muscle" (deLateur 1990).

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