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tic

 [tik] (Fr.)
an involuntary, compulsive, rapid, repetitive, stereotyped movement or vocalization, experienced as irresistible although it can be suppressed for some length of time; occurrence is increased by stress and reduced during sleep or engrossing activities. Tics may be of psychogenic or neurogenic origin and are subclassified as either simple, such as eye blinking, shoulder shrugging, coughing, grunting, snorting, or barking; or complex, such as facial gestures, grooming motions, coprolalia (obscene language), echolalia (repeating the most recently heard word or sound), or echokinesis (imitation of another's movements).
tic douloureux a painful disorder of the trigeminal nerve, characterized by severe pain in the face and forehead on the affected side, extending to the midline of the face and head, triggered by stimuli such as cold drafts, chewing, drinking cold liquids, brushing the hair, or washing the face. Called also trigeminal neuralgia.

Treatment. Medical treatment is usually preferred, since surgical correction results in complete loss of sensation in the areas served by the nerve. The drugs employed include trichloroethylene administered by inhalation, niacin, potassium chloride, diethazine, and most recently carbamazepine. When surgery is resorted to, the patient must be watched for signs of corneal infection, which frequently occurs, usually because of loss of the corneal reflex, which normally provides a warning when foreign material or other injurious agents enter the eye. Postoperative instructions must be given so that the patient can take necessary measures for the protection of the eye after discharge from the hospital.
facial tic spasm of the facial muscles.

tic

(tik), Do not confuse this word with tick.
Habitual, repeated contraction of certain muscles, resulting in stereotyped individualized actions that can be voluntarily suppressed for only brief periods, for example, clearing the throat, sniffing, pursing the lips, excessive blinking; especially prominent when the person is under stress; there is no known pathologic substrate.
See also: spasm.
[Fr.]

tic

(tik) [Fr.] an involuntary, compulsive, rapid, repetitive, stereotyped movement or vocalization, experienced as irresistible although it can be suppressed for some length of time.
tic douloureux  (doo-loo-rdbobr´) trigeminal neuralgia.
facial tic  see under spasm.
habit tic  any tic that is psychogenic in origin.

tic

(tĭk)
n.
1. A repetitive, rapid, sudden muscular movement or vocalization, usually experienced as involuntary or semivoluntary.
2. A quirk or habit of behavior or language: common phrases that have become verbal tics.
intr.v. ticced, ticcing, tics
To have a tic; produce tics: factors that affect the frequency of ticcing.

tic

A sudden, repetitive, stereotyped, nonrhythmic movement—motor tic—or sound—phonic tic—involving discrete muscle groups, which may be invisible to the observer—e.g., abdominal tensing
Common tics Eye blinking, throat clearing
DiffDx Chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, autism and stereotypic movement disorder, compulsive movements of OCD and seizure activity

tic

Habit spasm A complex of multiple abrupt, coordinated involuntary and/or compulsive spasms, including eye blinking, facial gestures, vocalizations, shoulder shrugging, etc which, when controlled, may be followed by more intense and frequent 'rebound' contractions; tics may be exacerbated by stress and ameliorated by psychotherapy. See Dystonic tic, Motor tic, Tourette syndrome, Transient tic disorder, Verbal tic, Vocal tic. Cf Jumping Frenchmen of Maine syndrome Medtalk A popular synonym for diverticulosis.

tic

(tik)
Habitual, repeated contraction of certain muscles, resulting in stereotyped individualized actions that can be voluntarily suppressed for only brief periods (e.g., clearing the throat, sniffing, pursing the lips, excessive blinking); especially prominent when the person is under stress; there is no known pathologic substrate.
See also: spasm
Synonym(s): Brissaud disease, habit spasm.
[Fr.]

Tic

Brief and intermittent involuntary movement or sound.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome

Brissaud,

Edouard, French physician, 1852-1909.
Brissaud disease - habitual, repeated contraction of certain muscles, resulting in actions that can be voluntarily suppressed for only brief periods. Synonym(s): tic
Brissaud infantilism - Synonym(s): infantile hypothyroidism
Brissaud reflex - tickling the sole causes a contraction of the tensor fasciae latae muscle, even when there is no responsive movement of the toes.
Brissaud-Marie syndrome - unilateral spasm of the tongue and lips, of hysterical nature.

tic

involuntary, repeated muscle spasm

tic

(tik)
Habitual, repeated contraction of some muscles, resulting in stereotyped individualized actions that can be voluntarily suppressed for only brief periods, e.g., clearing the throat, sniffing.
[Fr.]

tic,

n an involuntary, purposeless movement of muscle, usually occurring under emotional stress. It is a survival in stereotyped form of a movement or muscle set once used voluntarily and purposefully.
tic douloureux,
n spontaneous trigeminal neuralgia associated with a “trigger zone” and causing spasmodic contraction of the facial muscles. See also neuralgia, trigeminal.

tic

a spasmodic twitching movement made involuntarily by muscles that are ordinarily under voluntary control. In dogs, the myoclonus associated with infection by distemper virus is sometimes called a tic or chorea.

Patient discussion about tic

Q. Eczema tic itching leads making his skin reddish and abraded. My brothers eczema is very vulnerable to allergens. In spite of steps taken to eliminate this we have not succeeded much. His medicines do not help him. They cannot cure this immune disorder. They have started showing some side effects. His fight for eczema tic itching starts again once he stops his medicines. Eczema tic itching leads making his skin reddish and abraded. If any diet can help then please guide?

A. Though food can also trigger eczema symptoms. Thus you must avoid cow`s milk, eggs, shellfish. Avoid dusty areas, pollution. His doctor would have told about the allergens to be avoided just follow them. You can also make him have raw food. It’s said that they help reduce on the return of the symptoms. Use anything as natural as possible, like soaps, clothing and anything which is unnatural. This will help for the eczematic impact to reduce.
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La apropiacion de TIC, se fundamenta en el uso positivo y acertado de las TIC con respecto a la construccion de conocimiento, valores, innovacion y toda relacion estructural del conocimiento [17], esto involucra incluir no solo el conocimiento de estas herramientas y de su potencialidad, sino tambien su uso normal en los distintos campos pedagogicos, culturales y sociales de cada individuo [18].
En general, los resultados apoyan la idea de que las TIC en la docencia son bien acogidas por el alumnado, con matices que pueden observarse en relacion a cada dimension.
Es desde tal logica cuando el concepto estilo de negociacion se hace evidente, debido a que los patrones propios de conducta de las empresas y sus representantes, respecto al como se pactan las transacciones no es precisamente igual; este con el tiempo y con las tendencias mismas de las TIC ha cambiado, manifestandose asi nuevas oportunidades dada la naturaleza ubicua que ofrecen estas herramientas.
La integracion de las TIC en el aula debe hacer al profesor reflexionar sobre los medios tecnologicos como instrumentos que le posibilitan iniciar nuevos procesos de mejora de la practica docente.
Adding an alpha-agonist to an antipsychotic also can "be enough to knock out a tic substantially," he said.
Las investigaciones revelan que las TIC mejoran las habilidades relacionadas con la escritura ademas de elevar la calidad de la presentacion de los trabajos de los alumnos (Lewin, Scrimshaw, Mercer y Wegerif, 2000; Passey, 2000).
La incorporacion de las TIC en el aula con estos postulados constructivistas plantea un doble reto: el de comprender como su uso puede mediar las formas de organizacion de la actividad conjunta de profesor y alumnos a lo largo de un proceso de ensenanza y aprendizaje, y el de estudiar como el profesorado ayuda a los alumnos y ajusta sus ayudas en el transcurso de esta actividad, gracias a las tecnologias (Coll, Mauri y Onrubia, 2008; Coll, Onrubia y Mauri, 2007).
In Tourette syndrome, tics typically start around eight years of age, peak in preadolescence, and decline in early adulthood.
We are undergoing a restructuring of the FBA, and are currently seeking more staff to be able to bring TIC to more people across the state and online.
TIC associate dean, Douglas Morley-Smith, said: "Such recognition is testament to the dedication of our staff.
In recent years, the TIC has become a popular vehicle for investors seeking to diversify their portfolios through a Section 1031 tax-deferred exchange.
Dr Tim Burden, TIC's head of design and process innovation, said: "The announcement at Shanghai is particularly relevant as TIC has strong working links with three Chinese universities and one of our leading test centre partners, JCB, is expanding in China.