torticollis

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tor·ti·col·lis

 (tôr′tĭ-kŏl′ĭs)
n.
A contracted state of the neck muscles that causes the neck to rotate and tilt sideways, forwards, or backwards. Also called wryneck.

[New Latin : Latin tortus, twisted, past participle of torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots + collum, neck; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

torticollis

(ˌtɔːtɪˈkɒlɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol an abnormal position of the head, usually with the neck bent to one side, caused congenitally by contracture of muscles, muscular spasm, etc
[C19: New Latin, from Latin tortus twisted (from torquēre to twist) + collum neck]
ˌtortiˈcollar adj

tor•ti•col•lis

(ˌtɔr tɪˈkɒl ɪs)

n.
a condition in which the neck is twisted and the head inclined to one side, caused by spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the neck. Also called wryneck.
[1805–15; < New Latin, = Latin tort(us) twisted (see tort) + -i- -i- + coll(um) neck + -is n. suffix]

torticollis

a condition characterized by involuntary contraction of the cervical muscles, causing a twisting of the neck; wryneck.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.torticollis - an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contractedtorticollis - an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Translations

tor·ti·col·lis

[MIM*189600]
n. tortícolis, espasmo tonicoclónico de los músculos del cuello que causa torsión cervical e inmovilidad de la cabeza;
rheumatoid ______ reumática;
spasmodic ______ espasmódica.

torticollis

n tortícolis f
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Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is the most frequent reason of torticollis in children.
Key Words: Congenital muscular torticollis, treatment, exercise, surgery
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a relatively common neck condition of infancy that appears best managed with early conservative intervention (Corradi-Scalise et al, 2006; Do, 2006; Karmel-Ross, 2006).
Bredenkamp JK, Hoover LA, Berke GS and Shaw A (1990): Congenital muscular torticollis.
Another contributory factor is thought to be congenital muscular torticollis, which is reported to occur in one in 300 live births (13) and of which 90% are likely to develop plagiocephaly.

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