from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A contracted state of the neck muscles that causes the neck to rotate and tilt sideways, forwards, or backwards. Also called wryneck.
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- n. A medical condition in which the neck muscles contract causing the neck to twist or jerk
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See wryneck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, an affection in which the head is inclined toward one or the other shoulder while the neck is twisted so as to turn the chin in the opposite direction; stiff-neck; wry-neck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unnatural condition in which the head leans to one side because the neck muscles on that side are contracted
The woman's husband, Noe Medina, told the Orange County Register on Tuesday that his wife had been hospitalized for postpartum depression in June after she said she didn't want their son, Noe Jr., who was diagnosed with congenital muscular torticollis — a twisting of the neck to one side.
The Navy crew were, it seems, involved in a business undertaking, [...] on August 9, 2007 at 3: 45 am | Reply torticollis torticollis stiff neck is very painful!
Here's the thing that comes along to complicate any strict feminist criticism of objectification in the images of Prommenschenckel lying prone: She has a condition known as spasmodic torticollis.
Oculogyric crisis, blepharospasm, respiratory stridor with cyanosis, torticollis, and opisthotonos can occur, as well as slow, writhing movements of the extremities.
Rheumatism in childhood is not manifested by acute and short-lived attacks of great severity so much as by a long-continued succession of symptoms of a subacute nature, a transient arthritis, perhaps, succeeding an attack of sore throat with torticollis, to be followed by carditis, to be followed again by another attack of tonsillitis.
It supplies the sterno-mastoid and trapezius; but as these muscles usually have an additional nerve supply from the cervical plexus, the accessory may be divided, or a considerable portion of it resected, as, for example, in the treatment of spasmodic torticollis, without any serious disablement resulting.
When the torticollis attitude has been corrected in childhood, the asymmetry of the skull disappears.
Deviations of the neck simulating torticollis may occur in cervical caries, and in unilateral dislocation of the spine.
Cervical caries has to be diagnosed from rheumatic torticollis, and from the effects of injuries, such as a sprain or twist of the spine.
-- The term wry-neck or torticollis is applied to a condition in which the head assumes an abnormal attitude, which is usually one of combined lateral flexion and rotation.
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