Disease Information for Muscle spasms

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute bilateral Hand muscle spasms
Hand muscle spasms/cramps
Twitchy/muscle spasms
Rigid back posture/spasm
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Quadriplegic
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Skeletal findings normal
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Muscle disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle/tendon/extremities (category)
Process
PROCESS/Functional/physiologic (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Baclofen (Lioresal)
RX/Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
RX/Muscle relaxant medication
Definition

An involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. Spasms may involve skeletal muscle (MUSCLE, SKELETAL) or smooth muscle (MUSCLE, SMOOTH).

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