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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

/spas·tic/ (spas´tik)
1. of the nature of or characterized by spasms.
2. hypertonic, so that the muscles are stiff and movements awkward.

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.

spastic

[spas′tik]
Etymology: Gk, spastikos, drawing in
pertaining to spasms or other uncontrolled contractions of the skeletal muscles. See also cerebral palsy. spasticity, 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]

spastic (spas´tik),

adj characterized by a more or less constant state of hypertonic contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. The condition is regarded as abnormally heightened muscular tonus present even in states of inactivity.

spastic

characterized by spasms, or tightening of the muscles, causing stiff and awkward movements and in some cases a scissors-like gait.

spastic colon
see irritable colon syndrome.
inherited spastic paresis of cattle

Patient discussion about spastic

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Spastic movement disorder: Impaired reflex function and altered muscle mechanics.
On examination, he had brisk tendon reflexes with ankle clonus, spastic quadriparesis, and decreased proprioceptive sensation in the lower limbs with preserved vibration sense.
DECQ ET AL : Peripherical selective neurotomies of the brachial plexus collateral branches for the spastic shoulder: AnatomicaL study and clinical results in 5 patients.
The application of splints and casts can prevent the formation of contractures in the spastic limb and serial casting can improve the range of movement in a joint that is already contracted -- a new cast being applied every few days as the range improves [20-22].
For example, we go up to somebody who's paraplegic or spastic and don't want to hurt them, and in that confusion we don't even say, "Well, what should I do?
Global Markets Direct's, 'Tropical Spastic Paraparesis - Pipeline Review, H1 2012', provides an overview of the Tropical Spastic Paraparesis therapeutic pipeline.
Spastic type of cerebral palsy was the most common type in the study population.
Finlay Brunt, four, from Bridgend, has Spastic Diplegia, which means his muscles do not work properly, causing him to have difficulty walking.
The infant experienced hypoxic-ischemic brain damage, which caused severe mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and spastic quadriparesis.
In controlled laboratory tests, imposed hip or knee extension movements, applied separately, trigger multi-joint spastic reflexes that are consistent with clinical observations of extensor spasms in human SCI [3-4].