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Glossary for Torsion dystonia with onset in infancy

  • Abnormal posture: A posture that varies from what is considered normal
  • Dystonia: Muscle problems causing movement disorders
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Infant health conditions: Medical conditions typically affecting infants (including newborns and babies under one year old).
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle contractions: When a muscle is shortened in use
  • Muscle spasm: A muscle spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice.
  • Muscle spasms: Involuntary movement or contraction of muscles without full control
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuromuscular conditions: Conditions affecting the nerve-muscle systems.

 

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