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Definition: 'Kinetic System'

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kinetic system

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. that part of the neuromuscular system whereby active movements are effected; distinguished from the static system;
2. an obsolete term proposed by GW Crile to denote that chain of organs through which latent energy is transformed into motion and heat: it includes the brain, the thyroid, the adrenals, the liver, the pancreas, and the muscles.

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