American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Abnormal tonicity of muscle, characterized by prolonged, repetitive muscle contractions that may cause twisting or jerking movements of the body or a body part.
“He was struck by a syndrome called dystonia, in which the brain loses the ability to control muscles, resulting in them spasming.”
“The Food and Drug Administration has approved deep-brain stimulation to treat Parkinson's and a movement disorder known as dystonia, and it is used to treat chronic pain and severe depression.”
“ It reported that a Washington Redskins cheerleader, Desiree Jennings, was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called dystonia alleged to be caused by a severe reaction to the seasonal flu shot.”
“It reported that a Washington Redskins cheerleader, Desiree Jennings, was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called dystonia alleged to be caused by a severe reaction to the seasonal flu shot.”
“The condition is called dystonia, and affects nearly every aspect of her daily life by prompting frequent seizures.”
“ A condition known as dystonia, which produces involuntary, and often painful muscle spasms, was the most common side effect with 103 cases.”
“It was a freak accident, and as a result, the trauma that I had created focal dystonia, which is involuntary movement of muscles.”
“Day has a rare condition called dystonia that caused her left leg to stay bent up toward her chest, forcing her to stand on one leg the way a flamingo does.”
“Desiree Jennings, an ambassador for the Washington Redskins cheerleading squad, claimed she developed a rare neurological disorder called dystonia after receiving a seasonal flu shot, causing dramatic spasms and slurred speech.”
“People who have Parkinson's disease experience pain from the involuntary muscle contractions (called dystonia) that may be more severe than doctors realized.”
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