HyperDic: muscle_spasm

English > 1 sense of the expression muscle spasm:
NOUNstatemuscle spasm, spasm, crampa painful and involuntary muscular contraction
English > muscle spasm: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA painful and involuntary muscular contraction.
Synonymsspasm, cramp
Narrowerblepharospasmspasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
charley horse, charley-horseA muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise
crick, kink, rick, wrickA painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back ('rick' and 'wrick' are British)
myoclonusA clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group
opisthotonossevere spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
tenesmusPainful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces
trismusprolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
twitch, twitching, vellicationA sudden muscle spasm
writer's cramp, graphospasmmuscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishcalambrazo, calambre, espasmo muscular, espasmo, punzada
Catalanespasme, rampa

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