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Spasm MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Spasm
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.613.750
C23.888.592.608.750
Unique ID
D013035
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013035
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; coordinate with specific organ/disease; spasms in infants: index SPASMS, INFANTILE if an epileptic seizure or SPASM and INFANT if non-epileptic such as in tetany or vitamin deficiency; "facial spasm" equals SPASM and FACIAL MUSCLES but "hemifacial spasm" equals HEMIFACIAL SPASM; also available are BRONCHIAL SPASM and ESOPHAGEAL SPASM, DIFFUSE
Scope Note
An involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. Spasms may involve SKELETAL MUSCLE or SMOOTH MUSCLE.
Entry Term(s)
Muscle Spasm
Muscular Spasm
Spasm, Ciliary Body
Spasm, Generalized
See Also
Muscle Cramp
Muscle Spasticity
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Spasm Preferred
Spasm, Generalized Narrower
Spasm, Ciliary Body Narrower
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