spasmodic tic


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spas·mod·ic tic

a disorder in which sudden spasmodic coordinated movements of certain muscles or groups of physiologically related muscles occur at irregular intervals.
Synonym(s): Henoch chorea

spasmodic tic

Etymology: Gk, spasmodes + Fr, tic
any repetitive movement in which spasmodic muscle group contractions occur at variable intervals.

spas·mod·ic tic

(spaz-modik tik)
Disorder in which sudden spasmodic coordinated movements of certain muscles or groups of physiologically related muscles occur at irregular intervals.

Henoch,

Eduard Heinrich, German pediatrician, 1820-1910.
Henoch chorea - a disorder in which sudden spasmodic coordinated movements of certain muscles or groups of physiologically related muscles occur at irregular intervals. Synonym(s): spasmodic tic
Henoch purpura - Synonym(s): Henoch-Schönlein purpura
Henoch-Schönlein purpura - an eruption of nonthrombocytopenic purpuric lesions due to dermal leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Synonym(s): acute vascular purpura; anaphylactoid purpura; Henoch purpura; Henoch-Schönlein purpura; Henoch-Schönlein syndrome; purpura nervosa; purpura rheumatica; Schönlein disease; Schönlein purpura
Henoch-Schönlein syndrome - Synonym(s): Henoch-Schönlein purpura
Schönlein-Henoch syndrome - Synonym(s): Henoch-Schönlein purpura

spas·mod·ic tic

(spaz-modik tik)
Disorder in which sudden spasmodic coordinated movements of some muscles or groups of physiologically related muscles occur at irregular intervals.