Medical Definition of Dystonia musculorum deformans

1. A genetic, environmental, or idiopathic disorder, usually beginning in childhood or adolescence, marked by muscular contractions that distort the spine, limbs, hips, and sometimes the cranial-innervated muscles. The abnormal movements are increased by excitement and, at least initially, abolished by sleep. The musculature is hypertonic when in action, hypotonic when at rest. Hereditary forms usually begin with involuntary posturing of the foot or hand (autosomal recessive form ) or of the neck or trunk (autosomal dominant form ); both forms may progress to produce contortions of the entire body. Synonym: progressive torsion spasm, torsion disease of childhood, torsion dystonia, Ziehen-Oppenheim disease. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dystonia Musculorum Deformans

dystelephalangy
dysthanasia
dystheism
dysthymia
dysthymias
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dysthymic depression
dysthymic disorder
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dysthyroidal infantilism
dystocia
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dystonia
dystonia lenticularis
dystonia musculorum deformans (current term)
dystonias
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dystonic reaction
dystonic torticollis
dystopia
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dystrobrevin
dystrobrevins
dystroglycan
dystrophia

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