dystonia


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dystonia

[di′stōn·ē·ə]
(physiology)
Disorder or lack of muscle tonicity.
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If bilateral eyelid spasms are associated with twitching or spasms in one part of the face, the most accurate diagnosis is Meige syndrome or idiopathic cranial-cervical dystonia. Antidepressants, antihistaminics, sympathomimetics, dopamine blocking or stimulating drugs and decongestants should be investigated as possible triggers of BEB (6).
Cure Dystonia Now is a charitable foundation committed to advancing research for more and/or improved treatments, and ultimately a cure, for dystonia.
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Research shows a causal association between intense musical practice and the manifestation of focal dystonia in professional musicians.
Keywords: Task-specific training, Upper limb function, Post-stroke dystonia.
From first being described in 1911 as "sustained muscle contractions", dystonia has travelled a long way.
The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation define myoclonus dystonia as a genetic condition that causes sudden, brief, shock-like jerks, that most frequently affects the central part of the body, including the shoulders, arms, neck, and torso.
Primary dystonia is a pure dystonia, and unlike secondary cases, no associating neurological pathologies are observed.
Movement disorder, dystonia, seizures and extrapyramidal symptoms are presented (3,4).
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Dystonia is a motor disorder characterized by sustained involuntary muscular contractions resulting from cocontraction of antagonistic muscles and overflow into extraneous muscles [1].