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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Most commonly, patients present with weakness, muscle atrophy, and fasciculation.
An in-depth analysis of the fasciculation follows Sette's textual and notational description of CT 60.
Early symptoms include fasciculation, cramps, tight and stiff muscles (spasticity), muscle weakness affecting an arm or a leg, slurred and nasal speech, or difficulty chewing or swallowing.
There was no noted fasciculation or Babinski reflex.
Upper versus lower motor neuron weakness Upper motor neuron weakness Lower motor neuron weakness Muscle weakness Muscle weakness Less atrophy of muscles (may be Atrophy of muscles disuse) Increased tone, spasticity Low muscle tone Increased deep tendon reflexes Diminished or absent deep tendon reflexes No fasciculation Fasciculation Hemiplegic, quadriplegic or Specific distribution of paraplegic distribution of weakness, i.
Electromyography (EMG) was performed due to severe numbness in the extremities, and showed rare fibrillation potentials and dense fasciculation muscle potentials in the distal muscles.
Muscle tone was decreased; neither atrophy nor fasciculation occurred, and sensation was intact.
Initial electromyography (EMG) of the bilateral lower limbs and left upper limb revealed insertional abnormalities in the form of positive sharp waves, resting fasciculation potentials, and some fibrillation potentials.