How to use Spasm in a sentence
These diseases cause tremor, spasm, and wasting of muscle.
For instance, spasm of muscles may give rise to writer's or musician's cramp.
Which observation sent another spasm of chills racing down Dean's spine.
Within the city walls are the Latin Patriarchal church and residence; the school of the Freres de la Doctrine Chretienne; the schools and printing house of the Franciscans; the Coptic monastery; the German church of the Redeemer, and hospice; the United Armenian church of the Spasm; the convent and school of the Seeurs de Zion; the Austrian hospice; the Turkish school and museum; the monastery and seminary of the Freres de la Mission Algerienne, with the restored church of St Anne, the church, schools and hospital of the London mission to the Jews; the Armenian seminary and Patriarchal buildings; the Rothschild hospital; and Jewish hospices and synagogues.
Muscle spasm in the neck can cause referred pain to radiate down the arm.Advertisement
Paul, how do you reduce the spasm in your son 's legs?
Assessment There was spasm in the suspensory muscles of the larynx.
Muscle spasm in the thoracic region can cause referred pain to radiate into the chest or abdomen.
Patients who develop the condition almost always suffer from Raynaud 's phenomenon (blood vessel spasm triggered by cold weather) first.
Death is due to respiratory muscle spasm (remember " tetanic contractions " from your work in physiology - where muscle never rests).Advertisement
Interruption of these mechanisms can cause spasm.
There is consequently spasm of accommodation, so that clear vision of distant objects becomes impossible.
Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant used for the relief of chronic muscle relaxant used for the relief of chronic muscle spasm or spasticity.
Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant used for the relief of chronic muscle spasm or spasticity.
Paul, how do you reduce the spasm in your son's legs?Advertisement
Symptoms Sometimes, the first and only sign of tetanus is a spasm of the muscles nearest to the infected wound.
Keep exercise to moderate levels to avoid triggering a coughing spasm.
When a spasm continues, it causes cramping.
Leg cramps occur when the muscles in the leg contract or spasm.
When you sit or stand in the same position most of the day, the muscles tighten up and can spasm.Advertisement
He'll spasm and twist into unimaginable positions as he aims for the goal.
Food is not given by mouth to those with muscle spasm but may be given via nasogastric tube or intravenously.
The pain of a corneal abrasion can be treated with drugs such as homatropine which keep the eye in a dilated state and stop the spasm of the iris, a major cause of discomfort for the individual with a corneal abrasion.
If muscle spasm prevents the jaw from moving back into alignment, a sedative is administered intravenously (IV) to relax the muscles.
These maneuvers may cause the larynx to go into spasm (laryngospasm), completely closing the airway.Advertisement
The rapid, uncontrolled muscle contraction, or spasm, happens unexpectedly, with either no stimulation or some trivially small one.
The terms cramp and spasm can be somewhat vague, and they are sometimes used to include types of abnormal muscle activity other than sudden painful contraction.
Fasciculation is a type of painless muscle spasm, marked by rapid, uncoordinated contraction of many small muscle fibers.
In an asthma attack, the muscle tissues in the walls of the bronchi go into spasm, and the cells lining the airways swell and secrete mucus into the air spaces.
Wryneck affects the SCM muscle, usually on only one side of the neck, causing the neck to spasm painfully and twist.Advertisement
With an awful spasm Mr. Carr jerked his congested features into the ghastly semblance of a smile.
Early treatment of infantile spasm might preserve cognitive functioning in some children.
For unknown reasons hemifacial spasm tends to affect the left side of the face more often than the right.
The reason is that under halothane alone laryngeal spasm often occurs.
Patients who develop the condition almost always suffer from Raynaud's phenomenon (blood vessel spasm triggered by cold weather) first.Advertisement
Fitting is quite a serious symptom, with dangers of inhaling vomit causing respiratory spasm.
The physiological action of stramonium resembles that of belladonna, except that stramonium relaxes to a greater extent the unstriped muscle of the bronchial tubes; for this reason it is used in asthma to relieve the bronchial spasm.
His father died suddenly of spasm in the heart in 1801, and his early education was confided by his mother to her sister, Miss Delafield.
Not only does it relieve the spasm, but it lessens the amount of secretion - often dangerously excessive - which is often associated with it.
Expectorants increase the bronchial secretions; antispasmodics relax the spasm of the muscular coat of the bronchial tubes, e.g.Advertisement
In strychnine poisoning trismus or lockjaw is generally secondary to spasm of the other muscles, while in tetanus it is usually the first symptom, no relaxation taking place between the spasms.
The cardiac contractions become irregular, the ventricle assumes curious shapes - "hour-glass," &c. - becomes very pale and bloodless, and finally the heart stops in a state of spasm, which shortly afterwards becomes rigor-mortis.
In cases of angina, while the resistance opposed to the action of the heart by spasm in the vessels may be great, the heart itself may be feeble, and it may therefore be necessary to give some remedy which will increase the power of the heart.
He felt like a packaged pound of dog meat after slightly less than three hours sandwiched in his warm and comfortable bed between Ethel Rosewater's last frenzied spasm of pleasure and the screaming alarm clock.
This treatment is frequently very successful indeed in relaxing the bronchial spasm upon which the most obvious features of an attack depend.Advertisement
Practically it is found that a certain amount of hypermetropia remains latent, owing to spasm of the accommodation, which relaxes only gradually.
If the case is about to terminate fatally the spasms rapidly succeed each other and death usually occurs within two hours, either from asphyxia produced by spasm of the respiratory muscles or more rarely from exhaustion.
Health depends on the maintenance of a proper" tone "in the body - some diseases being produced by excess of tone, or" spasm "; others by" atony,"or want of tone.