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spasmus

 [spaz´mus] (L.)
spasmus nu´tans nodding spasm.

spasm

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

spasmus

/spas·mus/ (spaz´mus) [L.] spasm.
spasmus nu´tans  nodding spasm.

spasm

(spazm)
A sudden involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups; includes cramps, contractures.
Synonym(s): muscle spasm, spasmus.
[G. spasmos]

spasmus

[L.] spasm.

spasmus nutans
nodding spasm.
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Spasmus nutans-like nystagmus is often associated with underlying ocular, intracranial, or systemic abnormalities.
Discussion: Spasmus nutans is a rare benign disease, characterized by head nodding, torticollis and rapid, asymmetric, low-amplitude nystagmus.
Since IN is not usually present at birth, the term 'infantile' is now preferred over 'congenital', (9) but note that infantile nystagmus does not refer to all forms of nystagmus occurring in infancy (that is, both latent nystagmus and spasmus nutans begin in infancy but are distinct from IN).