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
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Literary usage of Dystonia
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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 ..."