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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Neurologic signs of infection in horses are similar for both lineages and include ataxia, weakness, recumbence, seizures, and muscle fasciculation (8,10).
Fasciculation (muscle twitches) in the arm, leg, shoulder, or tongue.
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The medical history of patient indicated that one month before the admission to our hospital, the patient had experienced confusion, hallucinations, hypersalivation, pallor, palpitation, sweating, dyspnea, involuntary urination and defecation, muscle fasciculation and piloerection symptoms, 20 minutes after ingestion of approximately 40 mL chlorpyrifos with the intent to commit suicide.
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At examination, she showed bilateral severe facial muscle and tongue atrophy and fasciculation of the tongue and left side ptosis.
IA = insertional activity, Fasc = fasciculation, Fib = fibrillation, HF = high-frequency potentials, L = lumbar, N = normal, PPP = polyphasic potentials, PSP = pro- gressive supranuclear palsy, PSW = positive sharp waves, S = sacral.