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myospasm

[ mīə-spăz′əm ]
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n.
Spasmodic contraction of a muscle.
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How to use myospasm in a sentence

  • If several muscles are implicated, the condition is one of multiple myospasm or myoclonus.

  • Simple myospasm consists of single twitches in individual muscles, recalling those produced by electrical excitation.

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