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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Chris Fantetti, 26, suffers with over 1,000 fasciculations - erratic muscle jerks that look like insects under the surface of his skin - every day and says his life has been ruined by the rare condition.
On examination, fasciculations on his lower extremities were observed (Video 1).
Keywords: Fasciculations, Peripheral nerve hyper-excitability, Voltage gated potassium channels.
Involuntary activity like fibrillations, positive sharp waves, and fasciculations were noted during rest while shape, size and recruitment patterns of motor unit action potentials were observed during voluntary muscle activation.
This causes a spectrum of muscle activity ranging from bronchospasm, skeletal muscle fasciculations, tetany, and eventual complete fatigue and skeletal muscle paralysis, depending on the dose of nerve agent absorbed.
Signs of central nervous system (CNS) impairment (coma, somnolence, fasciculations) and bleeding showed the strongest interdependence with clinical outcome (Table 1).
Her motor exam revealed no obvious muscle wasting, fasciculations, or abnormal movements with intact and symmetric reflexes.
At various time points throughout the study, self-limiting, transient (< 1 minute), generalized or palpebral muscle fasciculations were noted in 7 of 10 birds in A15.
Rocuronium has evolved as an acceptable alternative when succinylcholine is contraindicated due to side effects like severe hyperkalaemia in burns patients, bradycardia with 2 nd dose of succinylcholine, disease or denervation of muscle membranes, conditions with increased intragastric, intraocular and intracranial pressures and also postoperative myalgias due to fasciculations or when there is absolute need for rapid sequence intubation or an anticipated difficult airway along with contraindications to succinylcholine.
The diagnosis of OPP solely depended upon: (1) evidence or history of exposure to OPCs within the previous twenty-four hours; (2) the odor of OPCs in the gastric contents; (3) distinctive signs of OPP, including meiosis, fasciculations and excessive salivation (4) improvement of the signs and symptoms of OPP after administration of high doses of atropine and/ or pralidoxime.