Definition of Dystonia

1. Noun. (medicine) A disabling neurological disorder in which prolonged and repetitive contractions of muscles cause jerking, twisting movements and abnormal postures of the body ¹



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Definition of Dystonia

1. a condition of disordered tonicity of muscle tissue [n -S] : DYSTONIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Dystonia

1. Disordered tonicity of muscle. Origin: Gr. Tonos This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dystonia

dysteleological
dysteleology
dystelephalangy
dysthanasia
dystheism
dysthymia
dysthymias
dysthymic
dysthymic depression
dysthymic disorder
dysthymics
dysthyroidal infantilism
dystocia
dystocias
dystome
dystonia (current term)
dystonia lenticularis
dystonia musculorum deformans
dystonias
dystonic
dystonic reaction
dystonic torticollis
dystopia
dystopian
dystopias
dystopic
dystopically
dystrobrevin
dystrobrevins
dystroglycan

Literary usage of Dystonia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"Case of dystonia musculorum deformans, showing extension spasms of neck muscles and effort of patient to check them. way, commenced to share in these ..."

2. Contributions to Medical and Biological Research by William Osler (1919)
"However, one can hardly see how this diagnosis could be well supported in view of the fact that dystonia appears in childhood and is progressive, ..."

3. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1921)
"A CASE OF HEMI-dystonia* dystonia MUSCULORUM DEFORMANS BY CHARLES ... to (he Hospital for Deformities and Joint Disi-a NEW YORK CITY The subject of dystonia ..."

4. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1918)
"dystonia Musculorum Deformans. In a paper upon the progressive torsion spasm of ... He concludes that the progressive torsion spasm of childhood (dystonia ..."

5. Diseases of the nervous system: A Text-book of Neurology and Psychiatry by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"... emotional hyperactivity may have little real feeling behind it. It is often mostly mimicry which is uncontrollable because of the motor defect. dystonia ..."

6. Diseases of the nervous system: For the General Practitioner and Student by Alfred Gordon (1913)
"... kept up for a long time and carried out persistently and patiently, may yield satisfactory results. dystonia MUSCULORUM DEFORMANS ..."

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