dystonia

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dystonia

[di′stōn·ē·ə]
(physiology)
Disorder or lack of muscle tonicity.
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This is because there is a lack of high quality evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of this procedure for Dystonic Tremor.
Erikson states, "This final stage speaks to soul and body and challenges it to rise above the dystonic, clinging aspects of our worldly existence that burden and distract us from true growth and aspiration" (p.
After an uneventful general anaesthetic, during which propofol, fentanyl, sevoflurane and syntocinon were administered, the patient had dystonic movements while in the recovery room, shortly after expelling the laryngeal mask.
While dystonic enabling supports the addict's disease, syntonic enabling advances the addict's recovery.
In general, we do quite well because of our human ability to see patterns and to look at constellations of symptoms and signs as being part of a specific diagnosis, be they Wernicke's disease, acute dystonic reactions, congestive heart failure, gastroenteritis or strep throat.
The consultant agreed Barnaby wasnOt sitting up properly and seemed slightly dystonic [ETH] a sign he could have cerebral palsy.
Peripheral and autonomic neuropathies develop later and may result in paresthesia, reduced reflexes, muscle weakness, and acute dystonic reaction (Dobb and Edis, 1984; Ascher and Delaney, 1988).
The patient may then move their legs and arms with cycling or kicking movements, rock their trunks, and show tonic asymmetric or dystonic posture of limbs.
The most prevalent dystonic postures in people with HD and PD are internal rotation of the shoulder, sustained fist clenching, excessive knee flexion and inversion of the foot during walking (Louis et al 1999).
The drawback of dopamine antagonists is their dystonic effects.
Prolonged diurnal periods of lethargy with increased sweating alternated with irritability and rare sporadic dystonic movements and prompted further investigation.
Among the most serious are extrapyramidal side effects (EPS), which include dystonic reactions, akathisia, and parkinsonism.