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Muscle Spasticity MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Muscle Spasticity
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.512
C10.597.613.550.550
C23.888.592.608.550.550
Unique ID
D009128
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009128
Annotation
skeletal muscle only; note category: not physiological; spastic paralysis: coord NIM with PARALYSIS (IM); spasticity in cerebral palsy: coord NIM with CEREBRAL PALSY only if musc spasticity is especially discussed
Scope Note
A form of muscle hypertonia associated with upper MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. Resistance to passive stretch of a spastic muscle results in minimal initial resistance (a "free interval") followed by an incremental increase in muscle tone. Tone increases in proportion to the velocity of stretch. Spasticity is usually accompanied by HYPERREFLEXIA and variable degrees of MUSCLE WEAKNESS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p54)
Entry Term(s)
Clasp-Knife Spasticity
Spastic
NLM Classification #
WE 550
Previous Indexing
Spasm (1966-1976)
See Also
Spasm
Public MeSH Note
1977
History Note
1977
Date Established
1977/01/01
Date of Entry
1976/05/19
Revision Date
1999/12/06
Muscle Spasticity Preferred
Spastic Related
Clasp-Knife Spasticity Narrower
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