spasticity

noun
spas·​tic·​i·​ty | \ spa-ˈsti-sə-tē How to pronounce spasticity (audio) \

Definition of spasticity

: a spastic state or condition especially : muscular hypertonicity with increased tendon reflexes

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Illnesses now covered include seizure disorder, intractable skeletal muscular spasticity, post-traumatic stress disorder, glaucoma, cancer, chronic pain and opioid-use disorder. USA TODAY, "Kacey Musgraves, sneaker flap, skiing in July: News from around our 50 states," 3 July 2019 The illnesses include seizure disorder, intractable skeletal muscular spasticity, post-traumatic stress disorder, glaucoma, cancer, as well as chronic pain and opioid-use disorder. Washington Post, "Medical marijuana may be more accessible in New Jersey," 2 July 2019 In general, the National Academies of Sciences has reported that there is substantial evidence indicating that marijuana is effective in treating chronic pain, nausea from chemotherapy, and muscle spasticity from multiple sclerosis. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois lawmakers OK medical marijuana as prescription painkiller substitute; bill goes to governor," 4 June 2018 The drug, Sativex, has both THC and CBD and treats the spasticity caused by MS. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "Archived chat: STAT on Marijuana-based medicine and drug development," 28 June 2018 Another component, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is found in Sativex, a medicine prescribed to treat spasticity in multiple sclerosis—and made by a British company. The Economist, "High and mighty," 21 June 2018 Tone reduction or spasticity is so common, and these technologies combat that. Meghan Dunn, CNN, "Bionic woman skis, bikes and helps others thrive after paralysis," 12 Apr. 2018 The drug is most useful for back and neck muscle spasms and spasticity, Hale said. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "HybriToast for Hybritech, biotech funding, and neuronal cookbook," 10 May 2018 Damage to the nervous tissue of the CNS (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Pa. marijuana board OKs sale of cannabis leaf and flower," 9 Apr. 2018

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circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

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spasticity

noun
spas·​ti·​ci·​ty | \ spa-ˈstis-ət-ē How to pronounce spasticity (audio) \
plural spasticities

Medical Definition of spasticity

: a spastic state or condition especially : muscular hypertonicity with increased tendon reflexes

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