Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the quality of moving or acting in spasms

Etymologies

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From spastic +‎ -ity.

Examples

  • 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

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

    Hand Splinting

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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)

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