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Dystonia MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Dystonia
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.350.300
C23.888.592.350.300
Unique ID
D004421
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004421
Annotation
do not confuse with MUSCLE HYPERTONIA or MUSCLE HYPOTONIA; DYSTONIC DISORDERS is available
Scope Note
An attitude or posture due to the co-contraction of agonists and antagonist muscles in one region of the body. It most often affects the large axial muscles of the trunk and limb girdles. Conditions which feature persistent or recurrent episodes of dystonia as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as DYSTONIC DISORDERS. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p77)
Entry Term(s)
Dystonia, Diurnal
Dystonia, Limb
Dystonia, Paroxysmal
Muscle Dystonia
NLM Classification #
WL 390
Previous Indexing
Movement Disorders (1966-1978)
Muscle Tonus (1970-1978)
See Also
Dystonia Musculorum Deformans
Dystonic Disorders
Torsion Abnormality
Public MeSH Note
1982; see MUSCLE DYSTONIA 1979-1981
History Note
1982
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/17
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Dystonia Preferred
Dystonia, Paroxysmal Narrower
Dystonia, Diurnal Narrower
Dystonia, Limb Narrower
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