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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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Effects of strength training program on hip extensors and knee extensors strength of lower limb in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
Positioning provided significant improvement and positive effect in TLR of spastic and athetoid CP children.
When intra-group comparisons were done according to the CP type, no significant change was observed after treatment in the bilateral spastic children in respect of the GMFS-B and C points (p>0.05), however there were significant improvements in D and E points (z=-2.821, p=0.005; z=-2.403, p=0.016, respectively), and MAS and GAS measurements (z=-3.217, p=0.001; z=-3.100, p=0.002, respectively).
HSAN2B is a predominantly sensory neuropathy and has been rarely described with spastic paraplegia.
Spastic quadriplegia, postnatal CNS infections, malnutrition and highly prevalent accompanying impairments were most notably associated with more severe GMD in our patients.
Post-treatment ultrasonographic assessment of spastic gastrocnemius muscle showed a significant improvement in the compressibility ratio in the aquatic exercise group.
According to MACS classification, the majority (88.9%) of children with spastic unilateral CP were classified at level II (41.7%) or level III (47.2%).
The causes of spastic CP include periventricular leukomalacia, cerebral dysplasia, hypoxia and intrapartum asphyxia, intracranial hemorrhage, and multiple other factors [1].
Electromyography (EMG) studies suggest that nonsustained contractures (HFS), spastic contractures (SPHC), and facial myokymia are related.
children with spastic diplegia may be able to stand, because they may use their hip adductor spasticity to increase truncal tone, which forms a stable base for them to stay erect.
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