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Fasciculation

Introduction: Fasciculation

Description of Fasciculation

Fasciculation (medical condition): Involuntary contractions and twitchings of groups of muscle fibers. Groups of muscle fibers are called fasciculi. The contractions are ...more

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Fasciculations:
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Fasciculation: muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Fasciculation: Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations can often by visualized and take the form of a muscle twitch or dimpling under the skin, but usually do not generate sufficient force to move a limb. They may represent a benign condition or occur as a manifestation of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1294)
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Fasciculation: Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations can often by visualized and take the form of a muscle twitch or dimpling under the skin, but usually do not generate sufficient force to move a limb. They may represent a benign condition or occur as a manifestation of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1294).
Source: MeSH 2007

Fasciculation: Related Topics

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Fasciculation as a Disease

Fasciculation: Another name for Fasciculations (or close medical condition association).
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Fasciculation: Related Diseases

Fasciculation: Fasciculation is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Fasciculation

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Symptoms of Fasciculation (Fasciculations)

Some of the symptoms of Fasciculation incude:

Fasciculation as a Symptom

Fasciculation (symptom): a small, local, involuntary muscle contraction (twitching) visible under...more »

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Fasciculation: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Fasciculation

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Fasciculation

The following list attempts to classify Fasciculation into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • twitch,twitching,vellication
  • cramp,muscle spasm,spasm
  • symptom
  • evidence,grounds
  • information
  • cognition,knowledge,noesis
  • psychological feature

Source: WordNet 2.1

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