"Muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves develop adhesion (a form of scar tissue, that by definition, formed without trauma). Adhesion is like taking a piece of gum and putting it between muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves so that it becomes difficult for them to slide past one another when moving. It is another way to make muscles stiffer as to conserve energy. But it also is a result of tissue overload and injury."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.