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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The primary efficacy endpoint of the Phase 2 study was an improvement in dystonia symptoms as measured by change (reduction) from baseline in Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale (TWSTRS)-Total score at four weeks.
Deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia and spasmodic torticollis.
Once meses despues de la intervencion quirurgica, la paciente evoluciona a la mejoria, con disminucion de la sintomatologia distonica de cuello del 60% respecto a su condicion prequirurgica, medida con la escala de la Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale (TWSTRC) [10].
Dystonia and particularly spasmodic torticollis are neuromuscular disorders that are extremely resistant to most therapies (physical, medical, or surgical).
Other associations include Horner's syndrome from absence of ipsilateral ICA, (10) ischemic optic neuropathy, (11) and spasmodic torticollis secondary to a dilated vertebral artery related to agenesis of the ICA.
The one patient reporting severe pain had developed spasmodic torticollis since the manipulation procedure.