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spasm 1. (Science: physiology) A sudden, violent, involuntary contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles, attended by... Read More


Chirospasm --> cheirospasm spasm of the muscles of the hand, as in writers cramp. Synonym: chirospasm. Origin: cheiro-- g.... Read More

Sardonic grin

sardonic grin --> risus caninus The semblance of a grin caused by facial spasm especially in tetanus. Synonym: canine spasm,... Read More


Definition noun, plural: hemostases The process of stopping or arresting bleeding or keeping the blood within the damaged... Read More


Absence paroxysmal attacks of impaired consciousness, occasionally accompanied by spasm or twitching of cephalic muscles,... Read More


tetany 1. Hyperexcitability of nerves and muscles due to decrease in concentration of extracellular ionised calcium, which... Read More


supermotility --> hyperkinesis (Science: medicine) Abnormally increased muscular movement; spasm. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Over -... Read More


phantom That which has only an apparent existence; an apparition; a specter; a phantasm; a sprite; an airy spirit; an ideal... Read More

Gag reflex

Definition noun, plural: gag reflexes A reflex contraction characterized by retching or gagging when a foreign body comes in... Read More


-ismus (Science: suffix) Most customarily used to imply spasm, contraction. Origin: L. Fr. G. -ismos, suffix forming nouns... Read More