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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Although dystonia, also known as spasmodic torticollis, doesn't have a specific identifiable cause, there are a few suspected origins including head trauma, viral infections and whiplash.
Other conditions the team treats include: apraxia; autism; behavioral, motor, and sensory feeding difficulties; cerebral palsy, chromosomal abnormalities; delayed motor development, dysphagia and feeding disorders; genetic disorders; hearing impairments; juvenile arthritis; muscular dystrophy; orthopedic diagnoses; prematurity; scoliosis; seizure disorders; speech-language disorders; spina bifida; torticollis; and traumatic injury.
Similarly, congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is another condition with an incidence rate of about 15%-17% of the normal newborns.
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Summary: Cervical dystonia/spasmodic torticollis is the involuntary muscular contraction of the neck, which leads to head twist.
But Ava later showed signs of torticollis - tilting of the head - and Jenna was adamant her daughter needed help.
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Following a scan Zach was diagnosed with Torticollis, Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly, which is commonly known as 'flat head syndrome.'.
The condition Zach has is Torticollis, Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly more commonly known as 'flat head syndrome'.
BRIAN replies: This is a condition known as torticollis. It has several causes.
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