dystonia


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dystonia

[di′stōn·ē·ə]
(physiology)
Disorder or lack of muscle tonicity.
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Patients with cervical dystonia suffer from painful, embarrassing twisting movements of the neck, often impairing their ability to work, drive and perform activities of daily living.
In 1984, dystonia was defined as a disorder of sensorimotor integration that results in co-contraction of agonist/antagonist muscles, and may be characterized by state dependence (exacerbation with specific activities) or sensory tricks (amelioration with specific types of sensory input).
He also showed some examples of dystonia of tongue and focal dystonia.
The etiologies of dystonia treated were quite varied, as were the surgical methods employed.
Dystonia forms part of the complex of disorders that present with abnormal movements.
The specific pathophysiology of primary dystonia remains unclear, and conventional imaging using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has failed to demonstrate any neuroanatomic abnormalities in most cases of idiopathic dystonia.
This is Dopa-responsive dystonia with diurnal fluctuation childhood onset dystonia with a dramatic and sustained response to low dose oflevodopa.
The report reviews key players involved in the therapeutics development for Dystonia and enlists all their major and minor projects
Infusion of intrathecal baclofen for generalized dystonia in cerebral palsy.
This in turn allows the underlying dystonia to be assessed more accurately in many cases.
A total of 201 patients with focal cervical dystonia were recruited from the department of neurology at West China Hospital of Sichuan University.
Keywords: Acute dystonia, Dexketoprofen, Emergency.