Definition of Intermittent cramp

1. Noun. Clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis.

Exact synonyms: Apyretic Tetanus, Intermittent Tetanus, Tetanilla, Tetany
Generic synonyms: Syndrome

Medical Definition of Intermittent cramp

1. 1. Hyperexcitability of nerves and muscles due to decrease in concentration of extracellular ionised calcium, which may be associated with such conditions as parathyroid hypofunction, vitamin D deficiency and alkalosis or result from ingestion of alkaline salts, it is characterised by carpopedal spasm, muscular twitching and cramps, laryngospasm with inspiratory stridor, hyperreflexia and choreiform movements. 2. Tetanus. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intermittent Cramp

intermittent acute porphyria
intermittent albuminuria
intermittent arthralgia
intermittent claudication
intermittent cramp (current term)
intermittent explosive disorder
intermittent haemoglobinuria
intermittent lake
intermittent lakes
intermittent malarial fever
intermittent mandatory ventilation
intermittent positive-pressure breathing
intermittent positive-pressure ventilation
intermittent pulse
intermittent sterilization
intermittent tetanus
intermittent torticollis

Literary usage of Intermittent cramp

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1. The Chronic Diseases; Their Specific Nature and Homoeopathic Treatment by Samuel Hahnemann (1846)
"intermittent cramp-like pain in the posterior parts. intermittent cramp-like pain in the posterior joints of the right thumb and index ..."

2. The Chronic Diseases, Their Specific Nature and Their Homeopathic Treatment by Samuel Hahnemann, Charles Julius Hempel (1846)
"intermittent cramp-like pain in the posterior parts. intermittent cramp-like pain in the posterior joints of the right thumb and index. ..."

3. Materia Medica Pura by Samuel Hahnemann, Robert Ellis Dudgeon (1880)
"When sitting and standing intermittent cramp-like needle-pricks in the toes of the right foot, which go off when walking (aft. £ h.). ..."

4. Hull's Jahr: A New Manual of Homoeopathic Practice by Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr, Amos Gerald Hull, Frederick Greenwood Snelling, Charles Julius Hempel (1885)
"Paralytic pain in the bend of the elbow, towards the outer side, a sort of jerking, intermittent. Cramp-like lacerating or drawing pain in the arms. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Medical and Surgical Uses of Electricity by George Miller Beard, Alphonso David Rockwell (1888)
"... stimulus of detention in those clonic, intermittent, cramp-like, and agonizing efforts which often precede the fatal issue in these unfortunate cases. ..."

6. A Text-book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Characteristic, Analytical by Allen Corson Cowperthwaite (1909)
"Intermittent, cramp-like pain near right outer margin of orbit. Objects appear smaller than they really are. Objects appear larger (Hyos.). Ears. ..."

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