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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