muscle spasm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n muscle spasm a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
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Usage

In literature:

His hands clutch me as a convulsive spasm wrenches his muscles.
"To-morrow?" by Victoria Cross
Then, all at once, his whole body twitched sharply in a sudden spasm, a simultaneous recoil of every muscle.
"The Pit" by Frank Norris
His hands slowly clenched, his muscles tightened, in a spasm of anguish.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Then he was blinded, deafened, and his muscles knotted in spasms.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
To this permanent tonic contraction of the muscles there are soon added clonic spasms.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Death may quickly occur from continuous spasms of the muscles of the throat.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Cramps are sharp, exceedingly painful muscular spasms occurring in the muscles of the calf of the leg, the toes, etc.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Muscles may be affected with spasms or may be unable to contract.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
About once in so long a tiny spasm of the muscles would contract the dewlap under his chin.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
Sharp muscle spasms shot from his shoulder across his back and chest.
"Survival Tactics" by Al Sevcik
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In news:

Stevie's cerebral palsy causes him to have involuntary muscle spasms and difficulty moving.
His righty swing is still a bit tentative after muscle spasms wracked him last week.
A charley horse is a painful knot in the muscles, often in the calf, as the muscle fibers contract and go into a spasm.
Your ophthalmologist may recommend surgery to remove either the nerve causing the spasm or the spastic muscles themselves.
The exact cause of a muscle spasm in the eyelid remains a mystery, but doctors point to the holy trinity of stress, fatigue, and caffeine.
Botulinum toxin Type A, best known by the trade name Botox, is used in cosmetic procedures and also to treat medical ailments such as muscle spasms and migraines.
Massage can also decrease swelling and joint pain, ease muscle spasms and improve circulation.
John Munson/The Star Ledger The culprit for this missed putt by Tiger Woods, according to a UCLA survery, is involuntary muscle spasms.
Houston Rockets guard Von Wafer has been ruled out for tonight's Game 6 playoff contest against the Portland Trailblazers due to muscle spasms in his lower back.
Rich in herbal lore, common rue is an ornamental beauty that relieves eyestrain and muscle spasms.
We all know that Kirstie Alley had an embarrassing tumble after partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy suffered a muscle spasm during their rumba on Dancing with the Stars this week, getting 21 points for the well-intended, yet flawed set.
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