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Muscle Spasticity

"Muscle Spasticity" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A form of muscle hypertonia associated with upper MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. Resistance to passive stretch of a spastic muscle results in minimal initial resistance (a "free interval") followed by an incremental increase in muscle tone. Tone increases in proportion to the velocity of stretch. Spasticity is usually accompanied by HYPERREFLEXIA and variable degrees of MUSCLE WEAKNESS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p54)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Muscle Spasticity" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Muscle Spasticity" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 6 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1995 and 2006 and 2010 and 2011 and 2012 and 2015
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