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Glossary for Torsion dystonia 7

  • Abnormal posture: A posture that varies from what is considered normal
  • Dystonia: Muscle problems causing movement disorders
  • Dystonia 7, torsion: A rare dominantly inherited movement disorder. The muscles contract involuntarily causing involuntary twisting movements. Type 7 is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 18p. The severity of the condition is variable and usually only one part of the body is affected such as the neck.
  • Eyelid twitch: Involuntary twitching or blinking of the eyelids
  • 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
  • Muscle spasms: Involuntary movement or contraction of muscles without full control
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuromuscular conditions: Conditions affecting the nerve-muscle systems.
  • Spasmodic dysphonia: A psychogenic voice disorder which has neurological origins. The vocal fold muscles spasm involuntarily during speech. May be caused by psychological factors as well as other conditions.
  • 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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