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Glossary for Abnormal rigidity

Medical terms related to Abnormal rigidity or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abnormal pain: The abnormal presence of pain that one may feel
  • Acanthocytosis: A rare disorder where most of the red blood cells are abnormal with spiny projections due to lipid abnormalities. The blood abnormality is seen in conditions such as abetalipoproteinemia, severe liver disease and severe malnutrition. Symptoms and prognosis depend on the underlying disorder.
  • Aceruloplasminemia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a lack of the protein ceruloplasmin in the blood resulting in a buildup of iron in the liver, brain and pancreas. This in turn causes diabetes and degeneration of the neural system causing tremors and walking abnormalities.
  • Acute rheumatic fever: Bacterial joint infection with risk of heart complications.
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy: A rare hereditary metabolic disease that only occurs in male children and is characterized by adrenal atrophy and extensive cerebral demyelination causing progressive loss of mental functioning, aphasia, apraxia and sometimes blindness. The patient usually dies within 5 years.
  • Arterial occlusive disease: A condition which is characterized by occlusion of arterioles
  • Arthritis: A condition which is characterized by the inflammation of a joint
  • Astrocytoma: A malignant tumour of the nervous system composed of astrocytes.
  • Catatonic depression: Catatonic Schizophrenia means lessened muscle tone its symptoms are motor disturbances.
  • Catatonic schizophrenia: Catatonic Schizophrenia means lessened muscle tone its symptoms are motor disturbances.
  • Cerebral Palsy: Any brain disorder causing movement disability
  • Convulsions: A series of involuntary contractions of voluntary muscles.
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Disc Disorders: Disorders that affect the discs of the spine
  • Dravet syndrome: A rare, severe form of generalized infant epilepsy that starts after a fever. Initial infant development is normal but once the seizures start, psychomotor development slows and mental decline occurs. The seizures usually occur every month or two to start with.
  • Dystonia: Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary contractions of muscles in a repetitive, twisting manner.
  • Encephalopathy: Any degenerative condition which affects ones brain
  • Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome: A life-threatening condition caused by ingesting tryptophan.
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Huntington's disease: Inherited disease causing progressive mental deterioration.
  • Hypocalcemia: Low blood calcium levels
  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: A form of epilepsy that occurs in teenagers and involves sudden muscle jerking and seizures which is especially common on awakening.
  • Kernicterus: Kernicterus refers to neurological damage (brain damage) resulting from the passageof bilirubin through the immature blood brain barrier in infants. It can occur in jaundiced infants but not all jaundiced infants will develop kernicterus.
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Kidney failure: The inability of the kidney to function correctly in its function of excreting metabolites from the blood
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Laurence-Moon Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by vision loss, impaired hormone production, mental retardation and spastic paraplegia.
  • Malignant hyperthermia: A very rare genetic disorder where sufferers suffer episodes of adverse reactions when certain anesthetics or muscle relaxants are administered.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Muscle spasticity: abnormal muscular hyperactivity in the muscle tone
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Neck Spasm: Contraction of muscles in the neck causing a spasm.
  • Nerve conditions: Any condition that affects the nerves
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica: A condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue and fever. It is often associated with giant-cell arteritis which is a related but more serious condition.
  • Pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphatase deficiency: A genetic disease involving an enzyme deficiency which causes exercise intolerance and mild developmental delay. Symptoms are variable.
  • Quinidine toxicity: The toxic reaction of the body to the substance, possibly via allergic reaction or overdose.
  • Rabies: An infectious disease that can affect any mammal including humans and is transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. The infectious agent is the Neurotropic lyssavirus which affects the salivary gland and also causes neurological symptoms.
  • Ramon Syndrome: A rare genetic condition characterized by cherubism, enlarged gums, epilepsy, mental deficiency and excessive body hair (hypertrichosis).
  • Respiratory alkalosis: A condition caused by excessive loss of carbon dioxide from the body.
  • Restless leg syndrome: irrestible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensation
  • Rett's syndrome: Autism-like behavioral syndrome in infant girls
  • Rigidity: When there is inflexibility or stiffness
  • Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
  • Spinal cord injury: spinal cord injury causes myelopathy or damage to white matter or myelinated fiber tracts that carry sensation and motor signals to and from the brain
  • Status epilepticus: A condition which is characterized by a continuous series of generalized tonic clonic seizures
  • Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Tetany: Involuntary cramps of the muscles caused by low blood calcium levels.
  • Trypanosomiasis, east-African: A rare infectious disease caused by a parasite called Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and is transmitted through the bite of an infected Tsetse fly. The infection causes an acute illness with symptoms occurring from days to weeks after infection. Death relatively common, especially in untreated cases.

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