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

Examples of spasticity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ohio State Medical Board approved Huntington's disease, terminal illness and spasticity to the list. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 10 June 2021 The board gave the OK to Huntington’s disease, terminal illness and spasticity, bringing the list to 25 total conditions. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 11 June 2021 With spasticity or severe muscle spasms, a person's muscles stiffen or tighten and can't be stretched. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 10 June 2021 With spasticity, a person's muscles stiffen or tighten and can't be stretched. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 14 May 2021 Parkinson’s, autism, spasticity caused by certain diseases, and others. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 5 May 2021 Texas’s medical cannabis program is intended for patients diagnosed with terminal cancer, intractable epilepsy, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, autism, or an incurable neurodegenerative disease. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 1 May 2021 The researchers will also evaluate patient pain and muscle spasticity, as well as economic factors such as number of physical therapists and staff required during training. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, 13 Oct. 2016 Patients who received Botox injections to treat excessive sweating, facial wrinkles, migraine, spasticity and spasms reported depression 40% to 88% less often than people who underwent different treatments for the same conditions. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of spasticity

circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spasticity was circa 1827

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“Spasticity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spasticity. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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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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