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Introduction: Spasm

Description of Spasm

Spasm (medical condition): A muscle spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of...more »

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Muscle spasm:
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  »Symptoms of Muscle spasm
  »Causes of Muscle spasm
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Spasm: a painful and involuntary muscular contraction.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Spasm: a sudden, violent, involuntary contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles, attended by pain and interference with function, producing involuntary movement and distortion.
Source: CRISP

Spasm: An involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. Spasms may involve skeletal muscle (MUSCLE, SKELETAL) or smooth muscle (MUSCLE, SMOOTH).
Source: MeSH 2007

Spasm: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Spasm:

Spasm as a Disease

Spasm: Another name for Muscle spasm (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Muscle spasm
  »Symptoms of Muscle spasm
  »Causes of Muscle spasm
  »Treatments for Muscle spasm

Spasm: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Spasm

Some of the causes of Spasm are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Spasm (Muscle spasm)

Some of the symptoms of Spasm incude:

Treatments for Spasm (Muscle spasm)

Treatments for Spasm (Muscle spasm) include:

  • Massage
  • Application of heat or cold
  • For leg cramps the quickest treatment involves bending over and grabbing the end of the toes, fully straightening out the leg, the cramp will eventually dissipate
  • Eating foods high in potassium can help prevent muscle cramps
  • In the case of cramps caused by varicose veins, treatment of the affected veins with sclerotherapy, endovenous laser or surgery usually provides relief

Treatment of Spasm: For more treatment information about Spasm, see treatment of Muscle spasm (Spasm)

Spasm as a Symptom

Spasm (symptom): Another name for Spasms.
  »Introduction: Spasms
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Spasm (symptom): Involuntary muscle movements without full control....more »

Spasm (symptom): A spasm is an involuntary movement of a muscle. Twitches or tics are examples of small-scale spasms. A full body spasm is known as a seizure ... more

Spasm: See also Spasms:
  »Introduction: Spasms
  »Causes of Spasms

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Terms Similar to Spasm:

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Related Topics

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More specific terms for Spasm:

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Broader terms for Spasm

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Other terms that may be related to Spasm:

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Hierarchical classifications of Spasm

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

WordNet 2.1

  • symptom
  • evidence,grounds
  • information
  • cognition,knowledge,noesis
  • psychological feature

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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