Definition of spasticity
: a spastic state or condition; especially : muscular hypertonicity with increased tendon reflexes
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In extremely small doses, this blockage can be clinically useful, as in Botox for wrinkles or to relieve muscle spasticity.
Independent studies have generally found marijuana to be effective for treating chronic pain, nausea and vomiting in cancer patients, and muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients.
Latta, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1978, had traveled to Billings, Mont., a few years back to seek treatment for symptoms such as the spasticity in his legs.
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