facial spasm


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fa·cial tic

involuntary twitching of the facial muscles, sometimes unilateral.

fa·cial tic

(fā'shăl tik)
Involuntary twitching of the facial muscles, sometimes unilateral.
Synonym(s): Bell spasm, facial spasm, palmus (1) , prosopospasm.

facial spasm

Spasm of the muscles supplied by the facial nerve, affecting one side of the face or the region around the eye.
See: cranial nerve; tic
See also: spasm
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