Definition of Fasciculation

1. Noun. Muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers.

Generic synonyms: Twitch, Twitching, Vellication



Definition of Fasciculation

1. Noun. (context: anatomy muscles) An involuntary muscle twitch, usually localised and temporary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fasciculation

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Medical Definition of Fasciculation

1. A small local contraction of muscles, visible through the skin, representing a spontaneous discharge of a number of fibres innervated by a single motor nerve filament. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fasciculation

fascicles
fasciclins
fascicular
fascicular block
fascicular cambium
fascicular degeneration
fascicular graft
fascicular keratitis
fascicular ophthalmoplegia
fascicular sarcoma
fascicular ulcer
fascicularly
fasciculata cell
fasciculate
fasciculated
fasciculation (current term)
fasciculations
fascicule
fascicules
fasciculi
fasciculi longitudinales ligamenti cruciformis atlantis
fasciculi longitudinales pontis
fasciculi proprii
fasciculi rubroreticulares
fasciculi transversi
fasciculin
fasciculus
fasciculus anterior proprius
fasciculus atrioventricularis
fasciculus circumolivaris pyramidis

Literary usage of Fasciculation

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"The entire musculature of the shoulder girdle was slightly affected with hypertrophy, weakness, fibrillation or fasciculation, and the right infraspinatus ..."

2. 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 (1906)
"The entire musculature of the shoulder girdle was slightly affected with hypertrophy, weakness, fibrillation or fasciculation, and the right infraspinatus ..."

3. A Handbook of Clinical Electric-light Cystoscopy by Edwin Hurry Fenwick (1904)
"... and fasciculation of the posterior and lateral walls, or by the opening out and gaping of the ureteric orifices. If the bladder becomes slightly ..."

4. Bulletin by University of the State of New York (1907)
"... but in so far as differences in these two are concerned it is to be noted that in the former the fasciculation is best expressed over the middle ..."

5. Geological Papers by New York State Museum, Chris Andrew Hartnagel, Herbert Percy Whitlock, George Henry Hudson, John Mason Clarke, David White, Charles Peter Berkey, Jay Backus Woodworth (1907)
"The type itself, we may briefly reiterate, is expressed in the highly convex form, the strong fasciculation of the striae and the corrugation of the ..."

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