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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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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.
He had truncal weakness and a flaccid quadriparesis, but no fasciculations were noted: upper limb strength Medical Research Council (MRC) grade 1/5 proximal, 2/5 distal; lower limb strength 2/5 proximal, 3/5 distal.
A 34-year-old male was referred in 2010 for worsening right-sided perineal pain and a 10-year history of fasciculations.
Table 1 Nerve Injury Classifications Prognosis for Sunderland Spontaneous Seddon Grade Grade Structures Injured Recovery Neuropraxia 1 Myelin Full Axonotmesis 2 Myelin, Axons Functional 3 Myelin, Axons, Endoneurium Incomplete 4 Myelin, Axons, Endoneurium, None Perineurium Neurotmesis 5 Myelin, Axons, Endoneurium, None Perineurium, Epineurium Table 2 MRC Grades of Muscle Strength Grade Motor Function 0 No movement or contraction 1 Trace movement or fasciculations 2 Active motion with gravity eliminated 3 Active motion against gravity only 4 Active motion against some resistance 5 Full strength Table 3 Summary of Incidences of Lower Extremity Nerve Injuries Traumatic Iatrogenic Femoral Nerve Acetabulum THA overall: 0.
It gives a similar clinical picture to organophosphate poisoning, but without sweating, excessive secretions, urinary and faecal incontinence or muscle fasciculations.
MMN tends to begin in the hands, and symptoms may include weakness, twitching, muscle atrophy or small random dimpling of the muscle, which neurologists call fasciculations.
Twelve years after her death, the patient's 66-year-old non-consanguineous husband presented to the same neurology office with dysarthria and diffuse fasciculations in the tongue and all four limbs.
Shivering was assessed using a modified scale from Tsai and Chu (0 = no shivering, 1=mild fasciculations on face and neck, 2=visible tremor involving more than one muscle group, 3=gross muscle activity involving the whole body) (10).
It is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by muscle atrophy, weakness, fasciculations, and hyperactive reflexes (Shoesmith & Strong, 2006).
Muscle cramps begin with fasciculations or muscle twitches and are felt to be related to nerve conduction rather than the muscles themselves (Holley, 2011).
Tongue fasciculations in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.
We first noticed a twitching of muscles, called fasciculations - we would see waves of movement rolling all over his body, and he said it was on the inside, too.