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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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