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Spasticity: Introduction

Spasticity: Spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles are continuously contracted. This contraction causes stiffness or tightness of the ... more about Spasticity.

Spasticity: Continuous contraction or stiffness of muscles. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spasticity is available below.

Symptoms of Spasticity

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Spasticity: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Spasticity

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Disease Topics Related To Spasticity

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Spasticity: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Spasticity

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Spasticity: Animations

Prognosis for Spasticity

Prognosis for Spasticity: Variable. Depends on degree and cause of spasticity.

Spasticity: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Spasticity

Spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles are continuously contracted. This contraction causes stiffness or tightness of the muscles and may interfere with gait, movement, and speech. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Spasticity Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Spasticity:

Abnormal increase in skeletal or smooth muscle tone. Skeletal muscle hypertonicity may be associated with PYRAMIDAL TRACT lesions or BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES. - (Source - Diseases Database)

The quality of moving or acting in spasms - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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