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spasmus

 [spaz´mus] (L.)
spasmus nu´tans nodding spasm.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spasm

(spazm),
A sudden involuntary contraction of one or more muscles; includes cramps, and contractures.
Synonym(s): muscle spasm, spasmus
[G. spasmos]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spasm

(spazm)
A sudden involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups; includes cramps, contractures.
Synonym(s): muscle spasm, spasmus.
[G. spasmos]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Discussion: Spasmus nutans is a rare benign disease, characterized by head nodding, torticollis and rapid, asymmetric, low-amplitude nystagmus.
Spasmus nutans syndrome is a rare disorder, causing (in combination): a high frequency, low amplitude nystagmus of a disconjugate nature; irregular head nodding; an abnormal head posture.