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dystonia

[di′stōn·ē·ə]
(physiology)
Disorder or lack of muscle tonicity.
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BEB is a focal dystonia that causes the eyelids to involuntarily close as a result of two-sided contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle (2).
(2) Focal dystonia in musicians: phenomenology, pathophysiology, triggering factors, and treatment.
When dystonia occurs in individual body part, it is labelled as focal dystonia.
(3) The inhibitory integration of somatosensory inputs as well as the somatosensory inhibition are normal in patients with focal dystonia
The 'yips' in golf: a continuum between a focal dystonia and choking.
Marsden, "Focal dystonia of the jaw and the differential diagnosis of unilateral jaw and masticatory spasm," Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol.
For medical purposes, it has become an important treatment for facial disorders, including focal dystonia, hemifacial spasm, and various spastic movement disorders [1].
The mainstay of focal dystonia management is local intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin.
This study aimed to explore alterations in the basal ganglia in different forms of primary focal dystonia. Methods: cross-sectional observational study was performed between December 2013 and December 2014 in 80 patients with different forms of primary focal dystonia and 55 neurologically normal control subjects.
Meige's syndrome is a kind of focal dystonia disease, and it was first reported by French neurologist Meige in 1910.