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Diseases » Myoclonic dystonia » Glossary

Glossary for Myoclonic dystonia

  • Dystonia: Muscle problems causing movement disorders
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myoclonus: Sudden involuntary muscle twitching or movement.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuromuscular conditions: Conditions affecting the nerve-muscle systems.
  • Panic attack: Sudden attack of unreasonable panic or fear without any real danger
  • Spasms: Involuntary muscle movements without full control.
  • Writer's cramp: A condition which is characterized by cramping of the intrinsic muscles of the hand due to use
  • Wry neck: Twisted neck


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