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Introduction: Dystonia

Description of Dystonia

Dystonia (medical condition): Muscle problems causing movement disorders...more »

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Dystonia: Impaired muscle tone.

Dystonia: Abnormal involuntary movements which primarily affect the extremities, trunk, or jaw that occur as a manifestation of an underlying disease process. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent episodes of dyskinesia as a primary manifestation of disease may be referred to as dyskinesia syndromes (see MOVEMENT DISORDERS). Dyskinesias are also a relatively common manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES.
Source: Diseases Database

Dystonia: syndrome dominated by involuntary, sustained or spasmodic, patterned, and repetitive muscle contractions; frequently causing twisting, flexing or extending, and squeezing movements or abnormal postures.
Source: CRISP

Dystonia: A persistent attitude or posture due to the co-contraction of agonists and antagonist muscles in one region of the body. It most often affects the large axial muscles of the trunk and limb girdles. Conditions which feature persistent or recurrent episodes of dystonia as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as DYSTONIC DISORDERS. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p77).
Source: MeSH 2007

Dystonia: Related Topics

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Dystonia as a Disease

Dystonia: Another name for Dystonias (or close medical condition association).
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Dystonia: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Dystonia

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Symptoms of Dystonia (Dystonias)

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Treatments for Dystonia (Dystonias)

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Treatment of Dystonia: For more treatment information about Dystonia, see treatment of Dystonias (Dystonia)

Dystonia: Article Excerpts about Dystonias

The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dystonias Information Page: NINDS)

Dystonia as a Symptom

Dystonia (symptom): Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary contractions...more »

Dystonia (symptom): See Dystonia (symptom information).

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Dystonia: Related Disease Topics

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Related Topics

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Broader terms for Dystonia

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Source - CRISP

The term Dystonia can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Dystonia

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