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spasm

 (spăz′əm)
n.
1. A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles.
2. A sudden burst of energy, activity, or emotion.

[Middle English spasme, from Old French, from Latin spasmus, from Greek spasmos, from spān, to pull.]

spasm

(ˈspæzəm)
n
1. (Pathology) an involuntary muscular contraction, esp one resulting in cramp or convulsion
2. a sudden burst of activity, emotion, etc
[C14: from Latin spasmus, from Greek spasmos a cramp, from span to tear]

spasm

(ˈspæz əm)

n.
1. a sudden, abnormal, involuntary muscular contraction, consisting of a continued muscular contraction or of a series of alternating muscular contractions and relaxations.
2. any sudden, brief spell of great energy, activity, feeling, etc.
[1350–1400; < Latin spasmus < Greek spasmós derivative of spân to draw a sword]

spasm

A sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle lasting a short time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contractionspasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
charley horse, charley-horse - a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise
graphospasm, writer's cramp - muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
blepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
crick, kink, rick, wrick - a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
myoclonus - a clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group
opisthotonos - severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
twitch, twitching, vellication - a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
tenesmus - painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome
trismus - prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
2.spasm - (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
bronchospasm - a spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis
cardiospasm - a spasm of the cardiac sphincter (between the esophagus and the stomach); if the cardiac sphincter does not relax during swallowing the passage of food into the stomach is obstructed
retch, heave - an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting; "a bad case of the heaves"
laryngismus - laryngeal spasm caused by the sudden contraction of laryngeal muscles
constriction - the action or process of compressing
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

spasm

noun
1. convulsion, contraction, paroxysm, twitch, throe (rare) A lack of magnesium causes muscles to go into spasm.
2. burst, fit, outburst, seizure, frenzy, eruption, access He felt a spasm of fear.

spasm

noun
A violent, excruciating seizure of pain:
Translations
křeč
krampespasme
kouristuspuuskaspasmikipukohtauskohtaus
grč
krampi
痙攣
경련
spazma
kramp
การชักกระตุกของกล้ามเนื้อ
kasılmakrampspazm
sự co thắt

spasm

[ˈspæzəm] N
1. (Med) → espasmo m
2. (= fit) → ataque m, acceso m
a spasm of coughingun ataque or acceso de tos
in a spasm of fearen un arrebato de miedo
a sudden spasm of activityun arranque or arrebato de actividad
to work in spasmstrabajar a rachas

spasm

[ˈspæzəm] n
(MEDICINE)spasme m
to go into spasm [muscle] → se tétaniser
[anger, pain, fear, coughing, anxiety] → accès m

spasm

n (Med) → Krampf m, → Spasmus m (spec); (of asthma, coughing, fig) → Anfall m; spasms of coughingkrampfartige Hustenanfälle pl; there was a spasm of activityes entwickelte sich fieberhafte Aktivität; they play well in spasmssie spielen ab und zu ganz gut

spasm

[ˈspæzm] n (Med) → spasmo; (of coughing) → attacco, accesso (fig) → accesso
there was a brief spasm of activity → c'è stato un momento di attività spasmodica

spasm

(ˈspӕzəm) noun
a sudden uncontrollable jerking of the muscles. A spasm of pain twisted his face for a moment.

spasm

تَشَنُّج křeč spasme Krampf σπασμός espasmo kouristus spasme grč spasmo 痙攣 경련 kramp krampe skurcz espasmo спазм kramp การชักกระตุกของกล้ามเนื้อ kramp sự co thắt 痉挛

spasm

n. espasmo, convulsión, contracción muscular involuntaria.

spasm

n espasmo
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Sameer Zuberi said that infantile spasm and epileptic spasms are two different things.
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INTRODUCTION: West syndrome is a rare epileptic disorder in infants, children and adults, characterized by triad of infantile spasm, path gnomic EEG pattern and developmental regression.
Infantile spasm was observed in 7 of the patients who presented because of seizure (n=17), partial seizure was observed in 7 and multiple seizure types were observed in 3.
I didn't know at the time that she was having an infantile spasm and it was difficult to get my family doctor to accept there was anything wrong with her, as it's virtually unheard of for a baby to have a fit at two weeks old.
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At the other end of the spectrum, the committee found no causal relation between diphtheria and tetanus vaccines and encephalopathy (a disease that affects the functioning of the brain), infantile spasm, and sudden infant death syndrome.
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Improvement in cognition in infantile spasm has not been mentioned much except for papers which reported improvement in cognition and behavior with vigabatrin treatment, when the cause of infantile spasm was tuberous sclerosis (10).
If there is mental retardation with infantile spasm, it is called West syndrome which is more non-responsive to treatment than the idiopathic variety, he added.
is a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company that serves the needs of the acute care and critical care hospital market with its proprietary products including Glofil(TM)-125 and Inulin for measuring renal GFR, Ethamolin(R)for sclerotherapy, HP Acthar(R)Gel to treat a seizure complex, referred to as West syndrome or infantile spasm, and Pramidin(R)for various gastrointestinal disorders.
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