fasciculation

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fas·cic·u·la·tion

 (fə-sĭk′yə-lā′shən)
n.
1. A form of involuntary muscular contraction that is more intense than fibrillation, consisting of simultaneous twitching of adjacent groups of muscle fibers.
2. An arrangement of fasciculi.
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Noun1.fasciculation - muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers
twitch, twitching, vellication - a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
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fas·cic·u·la·tion

n. fasciculación.
1. formación de fascículos;
2. contracción involuntaria breve de fibras musculares.
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followed and fasciculations ensued after some considerable time.
Clinical symptoms of the disease include weakness, muscle stiffness and fasciculations.
The most common clinical manifestation was respiratory distress (50%) followed by neck muscle weakness/ fasciculations (44%), miosis (40%) and diaphoresis (30%).
There was no evidence of fasciculations or spasticity.
Results: All patients presented with cramps, fasciculations, muscle pain, and autonomic symptoms, and 2 also reported numbness and burning sensation in limbs, suggestive of neuropathic pain.
Their work appears to be consistent, and showed that a mutation suppressing signaling from just one of these two ion channels TRPA1 perhaps attenuating co-signaling, is associated with hyperexcitability underlying fasciculations, cramps, spasms and spasticity.
On exam, he had diffuse fasciculations in all the major muscle groups, including his tongue.
Unilateral leg pain with a discrepancy in the size of the calves; (one more swollen than the other) can indicate a condition known as deep venous thrombosis (DVT); a history of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and the pulses in your lower extremities the decreased; if one extremity is more [sale appeiring than the other or if one extremity is cooler to the touch; if you have muscle weakness, muscle wasting, hyperreflexia, spasticity fasciculations, or sensory deficits, as these signs can indicate a serious neuromuscular disorder (Hensley, 0009).
Virgin Islands was transported to a hospital with a 24-hour history of progressive neurologic symptoms, including generalized weakness, severe myoclonus, fasciculations, altered sensorium, and word-finding difficulty.
The more common symptoms of Bartonella include swollen lymph nodes, gastritis, sore soles of the feet most noticeable in the morning, fasciculations (muscle twitching), headaches, abdominal pain, striae (irregular areas of skin that look like stretch marks), skin rashes, tender subcutaneous nodules in the extremities, fevers, anxiety, depression, anger, and obsessive-compulsive thoughts or behaviors.
Clinically, fasciculations reflect spontaneous discharges that arise from single motor units that result in isolated contraction of a small portion of a muscle.
Focal fasciculations in the tibialis anterior muscle are shown.