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spastic

 [spas´tik]
characterized by spasms, or tightening of the muscles, causing stiff and awkward movements and in some cases a scissors-like gait. The term is sometimes used to describe a person suffering from cerebral palsy.

spas·tic

(spas'tik),
1. Synonym(s): hypertonic (1)
2. Relating to spasm or to spasticity.
[L. spasticus, fr. G. spastikos, drawing in]

spastic

(spăs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by spasms: a spastic colon; a spastic form of cerebral palsy.
2. Affected by spastic paralysis.
3. Offensive Slang Clumsy or inept.
n.
A person affected with spastic paralysis.

spas′ti·cal·ly adv.
spas·tic′i·ty (spă-stĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

spas·tic

(spas'tik)
1. Synonym(s): hypertonic (1) .
2. Relating to spasm or to spasticity.
[L. spasticus, fr. G. spastikos, drawing in]

spastic

Pertaining to spasms.

Spastic

A condition in which the muscles are rigid, posture may be abnormal, and fine motor control is impaired.
Mentioned in: Cerebral Palsy

spas·tic

(spas'tik)
1. Synonym(s): hypertonic (1) .
2. Relating to spasm or to spasticity.
[L. spasticus, fr. G. spastikos, drawing in]

Patient discussion about spastic

Q. Do you want to end because of a vaccination in a wheel chair? It is already about 12 years ago. I met a mother with her kids. One came always in a wheel chair to the services. His terrible story is still in my mind. It could be shown, that because of a vaccination he got the cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) and then spastic paralysis.

A. Corrigendum: If you know somebody speaking German and English who could...

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Her thoughtless language infuriated disabled charities who have battled for years to take the politically incorrect word - short for "spastic" - out of usage.
At very best, anyone who tells jokes about spastics is a mindless pea brain.
His joke about spastics clearly indicates that he is far closer to being the scum of the earth.
Where jokes about blacks, Irish and spastics go down a treat.
Tell them a few jokes about spastics. Because I'll tell you something, me old mate.
For all his millions and all his grinning celebrity, it's morons like Jamie Oliver and his puerile jokes about spastics who will make their lives harder.
"Did you hear about the spastic who won the dancing competition?" says Oliver.
Jamie Oliver, and his unfunny joke about the spastic dancer, has proved me dead wrong.
No doubt there are some folk who would see Jamie Oliver and his spastic joke as gloriously politically incorrect.
It was originally known as the Midlands Spastic Association until the early 1990s.