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carpopedal spasm

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noun car·po·ped·al spasm \ˌkär-pə-ˌped-əl-, -ˌpēd-\

Medical Definition of carpopedal spasm

  1. :  a spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the hands, feet, and especially the wrists and ankles (as that occurring in alkalosis and tetany)


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