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spastic

1. a person who is affected by spasms or convulsions, esp one who has cerebral palsy
2. affected by or resembling spasms
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A report by a medical committee appointed by the court said the child suffered spastic body paralysis, brain loss, loss of speech and could no longer control urine.
The purpose of the National Spastic Paraplegia Awareness Week is to promote understanding of these rare disorders, create opportunities for mutual sharing and support, raise awareness of therapies for enhancing function, and support research to find their cures.
This protocol can also be repeated with spastic cerebral palsy or in com-bination of spastic and athetoid cerebral palsy.
Spastic paraparesis and ataxia in the patient without any radiologic findings necessitates the differential diagnosis of many neurologic diseases.
The extensor tone is increased in the athetoid and spastic CP child with retained tonic labyrinthine reflex.20 This study aimed at inhibiting the extensor tone posture and retained TLR with the help of proper positioning in hammock and the CP chair.
In the meantime, however, patients who have been diagnosed as having spastic disorders of the oesophagus and who have no heart disease or obstruction can try using peppermint to see if it relieves their symptoms.
Hereditary spastic paraparesis (HSP) defines genetically and clinically heterogeneous group of disorders which is mainly characterized by progressive weakness of lower limbs and spasticity.
Spastic diplegia usually affects the leg muscles more than the arms, and is the most commonly occurring type of cerebral palsy.
All the GMFCS level 2 children were unilateral spastic, those at level 3 were 20% unilateral spastic, 70% bilateral spastic and 10% mixed type.
Spastic bilateral (tetraplegic) type CP was the most common type of CP, and the incidence was significantly higher in Group II (p=0.011).
Max Price-Hall, from Rugeley, was diagnosed with Quadripledgic Spastic Cerebral Palsy at just one year old.