muscle spasm

Definitions of muscle spasm
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n a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

Synonyms:
cramp, spasm
Types:
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charley horse, charley-horse
a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise
graphospasm, writer's cramp
muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
blepharospasm
spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
crick, kink, rick, wrick
a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
myoclonus
a clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group
opisthotonos
severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
twitch, twitching, vellication
a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
tenesmus
painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome
trismus
prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
tic
a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
blepharism
condition in which a person blinks continuously
fibrillation
muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
fasciculation
muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers
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symptom
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

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