Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state, quality or property of being spastic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A state of spasm.
  • n. The tendency to, or capability of suffering, spasm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A state of spasm.
  • n. Tendency to or capability of suffering spasm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of moving or acting in spasms

Etymologies

From spastic +‎ -ity. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, spasticity is most commonly treated with passive range of motion (stretching) and splinting.

    Hand Splinting

  • Treatments are specifically designed for each child as each child's level of spasticity is different.

    Hand Splinting

  • A rhizotomy and baclofen pump program for children with cerebral palsy or other conditions associated with spasticity is available for evaluation, surgery and rehabilitation.

    Neurosurgery

  • Dr. Kurtzberg: In children with cerebral palsy, most of them have something called spasticity, which is stiffness or inability to use an extremity or one side of their body, so we're going to look to see if their function improves after the cells are infused.

    WTVY - HomePage - Headlines

  • "Most of them have spasticity, which is stiffness or inability to use an extremity, and so we're going to look to see if their function improves after the cells are infused," Kurtzberg said.

    TheDenverChannel.com - Local News

  • Some doctors also use the toxin, without FDA approval, for problems such as spasticity in the legs and arms.

    FDA reviewing safety of Botox

  • It said human sufferers of multiple sclerosis had been using dagga for years to suppress symptoms such as spasticity and tremors.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We just wish we were there to experience his excitement, which he obviously acted out with perfect Urkel-like spasticity (Via College Humor)

    The REAL Urkel Meets His Halloween Doppelganger (PHOTO)

  • What a lot of people don't realise is that at present about 50% of the revenue we get from Botox is cosmetic, but the rest comes from therapeutic treatments such as juvenile cerebral palsy, adult spasticity and, just recently, we got approval for chronic migraine and overactive bladder in people with spinal cord injuries or patients suffering from MS.

    Botox helps to create an Irish boom town amid economic gloom

  • It lowers intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients, decreases spasticity and other neurologic symptoms in multiple sclerosis, and there is evidence that it is useful in a variety of additional medical conditions.

    Larry Malerba, D.O. : Medical Marijuana: The Pros and Cons of Legal Cannabis

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