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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

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.

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