Spasm

  • 1 spasm — SPASM, spasme, s.n. Contracţie involuntară bruscă (şi violentă) a unui muşchi sau a unui grup de muşchi; convulsie. ♦ Grimasă. [pl. şi: spasmuri] – Din fr. spasme. Trimis de Bogdan, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SPASM s. (med.) 1. v. convulsie. 2.… …

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  • 2 Spasm — Spasm, n. [F. spasme, L. spasmus, Gr. ?, from ?, ?, to draw, to cause convulsion. Cf. {Span}, v. t.] 1. (Med.) An involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers. [1913 Webster] Note: Spasm are usually either… …

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  • 3 spasm — [spaz′əm] n. [ME spasme < MFr < L spasmus < Gr spasmos < span, to draw, pull, wrench: see SPAN1] 1. a sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contraction: a tonic spasm is persistent and sustained, and a clonic spasm is one of a… …

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  • 4 spasm — [ spæzəm ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a sudden movement in which one of your muscles becomes tight and painful: Athletes know that cold weather can induce muscle spasms. His muscles went into spasm and he couldn t straighten up. 2. ) count a… …

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  • 5 spasm — index outbreak, outburst Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 spasm — paroxysm, convulsion, *fit, attack, access, accession …

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  • 7 spasm — [n] twitch, fit access, attack, burst, contraction, convulsion, eruption, frenzy, jerk, outburst, pain, paroxysm, seizure, throe, yank; concepts 185,728 …

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  • 8 spasm — ► NOUN 1) a sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement. 2) a sudden brief spell of an activity or sensation. ORIGIN Greek spasmos, from span pull …

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  • 9 Spasm — For the 1993 metal album, see Spasm (album). Spasmodic redirects here. For the British literary movement, see Spasmodic poets. Muscle spasm ICD 10 R25.2 ICD 9 728.85 …

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  • 10 spasm — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sudden ▪ involuntary, uncontrollable ▪ involuntary spasms of the nervous system ▪ intense, violent ▪ …

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  • 11 spasm — an·gi·o·spasm; bleph·a·ro·spasm; bron·cho·spasm; car·dio·spasm; chi·ro·spasm; grapho·spasm; la·ryn·go·spasm; py·lo·ro·spasm; spasm; vaso·spasm; …

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  • 12 spasm — {{11}}spasm (n.) c.1400, from O.Fr. spasme, from L. spasmus a spasm, from Gk. spasmos a spasm, convulsion, from span draw up, tear away, contract violently, pull, from PIE *spe stretch. Figurative sense of a sudden convulsion (of emotion,… …

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  • 13 spasm — [[t]spæ̱zəm[/t]] spasms 1) N VAR: oft into N A spasm is a sudden tightening of your muscles, which you cannot control. A muscular spasm in the coronary artery can cause a heart attack... A lack of magnesium causes muscles to go into spasm. Syn:… …

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  • 14 Spasm — A brief, automatic jerking movement. A muscle spasm can be quite painful, with the muscle clenching tightly. A spasm of the coronary artery can cause angina. Spasms in various types of tissue may be caused by stress, medication, over exercise, or …

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  • 15 spasm — spas|m [ˈspæzəm] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: spasme, from Latin, from Greek spasmos, from span to pull ] 1.) [U and C] an occasion when your muscles suddenly become tight, causing you pain ▪ Maggie felt a muscle spasm in her back. ▪ …

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  • 16 spasm — Synonyms and related words: Jacksonian epilepsy, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, abscess, access, ache, aching, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, acute pain, ado, affect epilepsy, agitation, ague, akinetic epilepsy, amok, anemia,… …

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  • 17 spasm — UK [ˈspæz(ə)m] / US [ˈspæzəm] noun Word forms spasm : singular spasm plural spasms 1) [countable/uncountable] a sudden movement in which one of your muscles becomes tight and painful Athletes know that cold weather can induce muscle spasms. His… …

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  • 18 spasm — noun Etymology: Middle English spasme, from Anglo French espasme, from Latin spasmus, from Greek spasmos, from span to draw, pull Date: 14th century 1. an involuntary and abnormal muscular contraction 2. a sudden violent and temporary effort,… …

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  • 19 spasm — /spaz euhm/, n. 1. Pathol. a sudden, abnormal, involuntary muscular contraction, consisting of a continued muscular contraction (tonic spasm) or of a series of alternating muscular contractions and relaxations (clonic spasm). 2. any sudden, brief …

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  • 20 spasm(o)- — [Gr. spasmos spasm] a combining form denoting relationship to a spasm …

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