dystonia

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dystonia

[di′stōn·ē·ə]
(physiology)
Disorder or lack of muscle tonicity.
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The 'yips' in golf: a continuum between a focal dystonia and choking.
In focal dystonia of the hand some authors report very good long-lasting effects with contralateral lesioning of the ventral oralis anterior nucleus of the thalamus.
Focal dystonia is the most common form of primary dystonia, which includes blepharospasm, cervical, focal hand, laryngeal, and oromandibular dystonias, among other forms.
The contract is for gradual delivery of drugs to drug programs: the treatment of multiple sclerosis, treatment of focal dystonia and half spasm facial treatment and transfusions of immunoglobulin in neurological diseases.
Genetic dystonia and some adult onset, focal dystonias.
He suffered with focal dystonia in his late twenties and battled his way back to playing.
Next Rae de Lisle from the University of Auckland talked about the research she has been doing to complete her Doctorate on Focal Dystonia.
It is also referred to as laryngeal dystonia, which is a form of focal dystonia (National Institutes of Health [NIH], 2010a).
The final chapter adds information on vital healthcare considerations, such as overuse-misuse syndrome ((RSI) and focal dystonia.
Billy is a virtuoso guitarist who has a condition called focal dystonia, an incurable neuromuscular disorder.