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Glossary for Sudden shocklike contractions of a single muscle

Medical terms related to Sudden shocklike contractions of a single muscle or mentioned in this section include:

  • Arachnoiditis: A progressive disorder where the arachnoid membrane becomes inflamed and the brain and spinal cord may also become inflamed.
  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • Caffeine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to caffeine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Deep vein thrombosis: The formation of a thrombosis in the deep veins usually within the legs
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Fluorosis: Excessive fluoride in the body
  • Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Lithium -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Lithium during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Low sodium: Low blood sodium levels (hyponatremia)
  • Metabolic disorder: occurs when abnormal chemical reactions occur in the body
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle pain: Aches or pains affecting the muscles
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Myeloproliferative diseases: Myeloproliferative diseases are a diverse group of diseases characterised by proliferation of cells in one or more blood cell lines, but is distinct from leukemia. Diseases include chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia rubra vera, myelofibrosis and essential thrmbocythemia.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Nifedipine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Nifedipine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Restless legs: An increased movement of legs during sleep
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Spinal stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal cavity around the spinal cord.
  • Terbutaline -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Terbutaline during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.
  • Theophylline -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Theophylline during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body
 

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