choreiform spasm


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choreiform spasm

Etymology: Gk, choreia, dance; L, forma + Gk, spasmos
a condition of involuntary muscle contractions that result in dancing motions. In one type powerful contractions of the leg muscles cause a leaping, jumping action. It can also involve arm, shoulder, and neck muscles.

choreiform spasm

Spasmodic movements resembling chorea.
See also: spasm