Definition of Muscle spasm

1. Noun. A painful and involuntary muscular contraction.




Medical Definition of Muscle spasm

1. Painful involuntary muscle contractions. Often seen in skeletal muscle after acute injury (muscle strain). (07 Apr 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscle Spasm

muscle phosphorylase deficiency
muscle plasma
muscle plate
muscle proteins
muscle relaxant
muscle relaxants
muscle relaxation
muscle repositioning
muscle resection
muscle rigidity
muscle sense
muscle serum
muscle shirt
muscle shirts
muscle sound
muscle spasm (current term)
muscle spasticity
muscle spindle
muscle spindles
muscle strain
muscle system
muscle tension headache
muscle tone
muscle tonus
muscle up
muscle weakness
muscle woman
muscle women
musclebike
musclebikes

Literary usage of Muscle spasm

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

1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1905)
"Over the dull area there is definite muscle spasm and great rigidity of the muscles, ... No definite mass can be felt beneath the area of muscle spasm. ..."

2. Asthma, Presenting an Exposition of the Nonpassive Expiration Theory by Orville Harry Brown (1917)
"... and that there was strong evidence of a marked contraction of the bronchiolar muscles, the old theory of bronchiolar muscle spasm took on new life. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"It is sometimes difficult to distinguish limitation of motion due to muscle spasm from that due to osteophyte production or to other organic change in or ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1905)
"Over the dull area there is definite muscle spasm and great rigidity of the muscles, ... No definite mass can be felt beneath the area of muscle spasm. ..."

5. Asthma, Presenting an Exposition of the Nonpassive Expiration Theory by Orville Harry Brown (1917)
"... and that there was strong evidence of a marked contraction of the bronchiolar muscles, the old theory of bronchiolar muscle spasm took on new life. ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"It is sometimes difficult to distinguish limitation of motion due to muscle spasm from that due to osteophyte production or to other organic change in or ..."

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