How to use Spasms in a sentence
The treatment of strychnine poisoning is to immediately evacuate the stomach with a stomach-pump or emetic, chloroform being administered to allay the spasms. If the patient can swallow, draughts of water containing tannic acid may be given.
The attraction became stronger on both sides, in spite of occasional spasms of doubt.
If the spasms spread to the back muscles, the spine may become strongly arched backward.
The clinical signs of lactation tetany are muscular spasms and convulsions, and death due to respiratory failure.
A larger dose is sometimes given at night to prevent spasms that interfere with sleep.Advertisement
A person typically controls voluntary muscles on a conscious level; but sometimes, the muscles have spasms.
Periodic limb movement disorder involves involuntary muscle spasms but not the intense cramping sensation associated with nighttime leg cramps.
When the muscles are dehydrated, they may have spasms.
Kidney failure - When the kidneys malfunction, body fluids including electrolytes go off balance, which can lead to muscle spasms.
Heat cramps are painful muscle spasms caused by the excessive loss of electrolytes due to heavy perspiration.Advertisement
Clonic-Referring to clonus, a series of muscle contractions and partial relaxations that alternate in some nervous diseases in the form of convulsive spasms.
They are used to lessen muscle spasms in the intestines, lungs, bladder, and eye muscles.
With types C and D NPD, there is significant nervous system damage leading to severe muscle spasms, seizures, and eventually coma and death.
Muscle spasms and cramps may occur, especially at night.
Strong shocks are often accompanied by violent muscle spasms that can break and dislocate bones.Advertisement
Severe cases may lead to skin necrosis, muscle spasms and cramps, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headaches, excessive sweating, and other symptoms.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) or chamomile (Matricaria recutita) tea may also ease cramps and intestinal spasms.
It can help reduce pain, swelling, and muscle spasms.
Muscle spasms and cramps are spontaneous, often painful muscle contractions.
Nonetheless, cramps and spasms can be manifestations of many neurological or muscular diseases.Advertisement
The exact incidence of muscle cramps and spasms is not known.
In addition, any abnormal contractions or frequent muscle cramps or spasms that cause concern should be evaluated by a physician.
Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is a serious disease of the nervous system that can cause uncontrolled muscle spasms and death.
This symptom is followed by waves of back spasms.
The spasms then extend to the arms producing clenched fists and to the legs.Advertisement
Initially the patient is placed in a dark, quiet room and given a sedative, usually a drug in the benzodiazepine family, through direct injection into a vein (IV) in an effort to reduce muscle spasms.
Food is not given by mouth to individuals who are having muscle spasms for fear they will breathe the food into their lungs.
Swelling and destruction of these tissues may lead to damage of certain nerves, resulting in spasms of the jaw muscles or paralysis of the facial muscles.
In 10 to 20 percent of cases, hypoxemia results because the larynx spasms and stays closed.
Stress-feeling mentally or emotionally tense, troubled, angry or overwhelmed-stimulates colon spasms in people with IBS since there is a close nervous system connection between the brain and the intestines.Advertisement
Castor oil packs applied to the abdomen can reduce inflammation and also lessen spasms or discomfort.
Affected young women experience sharp, intermittent spasms of pain, usually centered in the suprapubic area.
Spasms of uncontrollable coughing, the whooping sound of the sharp inspiration of air, and vomiting are all hallmarks of this stage.
The paroxysms (spasms) can be induced by over activity, feeding, crying, or even overhearing someone else cough.
However, spasms of coughing may continue to occur over a period of months, especially when a person contracts a cold, or other respiratory infection.Advertisement
If the baby's behavior or crying pattern changes suddenly or if the crying is associated with fever, forceful vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stools, or other abnormal spasms or symptoms, call the doctor immediately.
It develops suddenly, often for no apparent reason, and causes painful spasms that make the individual tilt the neck at an angle.
Symptoms of acute wryneck are sudden development (often overnight) of pain and stiffness in the neck sometimes accompanied by muscle spasms that cause an individual to hold the neck at an angle to try to relieve the pain.
It may be associated with involuntary muscle spasms, sustained muscle contractions, and exaggerated deep tendon reflexes that make movement difficult or uncontrollable.
These medications are often taken at night because they cause drowsiness, but they also can relieve muscle spasms that interrupt sleep.Advertisement
Other symptoms include fever, depression, confusion, painful muscle spasms, sensitivity to touch, loud noise, and light, extreme thirst, painful swallowing, excessive salivation, and loss of muscle tone.
Painful spasms develop in the muscles that control breathing and swallowing.
Some patients begin to dread water because of the painful spasms that occur.
In those rare instances in which rabies has progressed beyond the point where immunization would be effective, the patient is given medication to prevent seizures, relieve some of the anxiety, and relieve painful muscle spasms.
When the spasms passed, she turned to the man she had nearly killed... the man who had helped give her that second chance.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.
With weakness of the voluntary muscles went intermittent spasms which weakened the patient and ultimately led to death by implication of the respiratory muscles.
Spasms vary in severity and frequency, but may be strong enough to cause fractures and tendon avulsions.
If the muscle spasms continue, they can cause contractures (damage to muscle and/or surrounding tissue, causing deformity at a joint ).
The drug diazepam (given directly into a vein) can control the muscle spasms.Advertisement
Common features include dystonia (an abnormality in muscle tone ), muscular rigidity, and sudden involuntary muscle spasms (spasticity ).
Subsequently, five further families have been identified, some of which also include individuals with X-linked mental retardation without infantile spasms 48-52.
Baldwin, 53, suffers from spastic paraplegia, uses crutches, and says using cannabis helped to combat debilitating leg spasms.
Propofol sedation has allowed control of spasms and rigidity without the use of neuromuscular blocking drugs.
Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, vomiting, muscle cramps and spasms, pale skin, weak pulse and high temperature.
It works quickly at relieving spasms, often quicker than conventional pain relief.
It makes breathing easier by relaxing muscle spasms in the air passages of the lungs.
Baclofen is used by intrathecal pump to treat the painful spasms of cerebral palsy.
As a result of this brain damage, Mrs A suffered severe muscle spasms and her teeth were permanently clenched.
These involuntary spasms of the vocal cords cause the voice to change in quality.
In addition to increased muscle tone, there are episodic muscular spasms.
Between bites I was overcome by uncontrollable spasms of laughter.
An impacted sigmoid colon or rectum can give rise to bladder spasms which obstruct free drainage of urine.
Once again, little magic whirlwinds played around the garden, sending the pond into spasms with little waterspouts.
Amongst these, the most important is fever with increased protein metabolism, attended with disturbances of the circulatory and respiratory systems. Nervous symptoms, somnolence, coma, spasms, convulsions and paralysis are of common occurrence.
These include muscle relaxants for muscle spasms and stiffness (spasticity).
Tonic spasms may develop at 3 - 4 months.
Peppermint tea or capsules can also reduce a wide variety of IBS symptoms, such as gas and spasms.
It can be taken prior to sleep if spasms are particularly troublesome at night.
This was never an easy task - frequently I over wrung the wretched beasts ' neck in a vain effort to reduce post-death spasms.
Using cayenne externally can help to relieve the pain of back aches, muscle spasms, and even osteoarthritis and cluster headaches.
According to WebMD, kava kava has analgesic properties and may be used to relieve muscle tension and spasms.
As with the vomiting, the dog will continue to experience bowel spasms even after the tract has been emptied.
The dog may have coughing spasms as though trying to clear his lungs, but these coughs are usually not productive.
In some cases, a dog will experience intermittent spasms.
The person may also have muscle problems such as twitching, stiffness and spasms.
It can also reduce pain and muscle spasms occurrences, making it easier to fall asleep.
It improves digestion, reduces muscle spasms and works to relax the body.
It may be associated with involuntary muscle spasms, sustained muscle contractions (dystonia), and exaggerated deep tendon reflexes that make movement difficult or uncontrollable.
The severity of spasticity ranges from slight muscle stiffness to spasms that come and go, to permanent contracture.
The benefits of baclofen include decreased stretch reflexes, improved passive range of motion, and reduced muscle spasms, pain, and tightness.
The benefits of benzodiazepines include improved passive range of motion, less muscle overactivity, fewer painful spasms, and overall relaxation.
They are also taken at night to relieve muscle spasms that interrupt sleep.
Benefits may include improved passive movement, decreased muscle tone, and reduced muscle spasms, tightness, and pain.
Myoclonic seizures are characterized by brief, involuntary spasms of the tongue or muscles of the face, arms, or legs.
These conditions progress to anxiety, hallucinations, muscle spasms, partial paralysis, fear of water (hydrophobia), and other neurological symptoms as the virus spreads to the central nervous system.
The muscle spasms are among the most recognizable symptoms that the baby is ready to be delivered.
Massaging the elbow and surrounding area can help stop muscle spasms as well as relax the area to promote healing.
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.