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What is Fasciculations?

What is Fasciculations?

Involuntary contractions and twitchings of groups of muscle fibers. Groups of muscle fibers are called fasciculi. The contractions are ...more »

  • Fasciculations: A condition which is characterized by involuntary muscular contractions visible under the skin.
  • Fasciculations: 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 - Diseases Database
  • Fasciculations: muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Fasciculations: Introduction

Types of Fasciculations:

Broader types of Fasciculations:

What causes Fasciculations?

Causes of Fasciculations: see causes of Fasciculations

What are the symptoms of Fasciculations?

Symptoms of Fasciculations: see symptoms of Fasciculations

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Fasciculations: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Fasciculations.
Treatments for Fasciculations: see treatments for Fasciculations

Name and Aliases of Fasciculations

Main name of condition: Fasciculations

Other names or spellings for Fasciculations:

Muscle fasciculation Source - Diseases Database

Fasciculations: Related Conditions

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