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Tics MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Tics
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.350.700
C23.888.592.350.700
Unique ID
D020323
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020323
Annotation
TIC DISORDERS is available
Scope Note
Habitual, repeated, rapid contraction of certain muscles, resulting in stereotyped individualized actions that can be voluntarily suppressed for only brief periods. They often involve the face, vocal cords, neck, and less often the extremities. Examples include repetitive throat clearing, vocalizations, sniffing, pursing the lips, and excessive blinking. Tics tend to be aggravated by emotional stress. When frequent they may interfere with speech and INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS. Conditions which feature frequent and prominent tics as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as TIC DISORDERS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp109-10)
Entry Term(s)
Habit Chorea
Habit Spasm
Habituation Spasm
Tic
Tic, Gestural
Tic, Motor
Tic, Transient
Tic, Vocal
NLM Classification #
WL 340
Previous Indexing
Tic Disorders (1966-1999)
See Also
Tourette Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/04
Tics Preferred
Tic, Vocal Narrower
Tic, Transient Narrower
Tic, Gestural Narrower
Tic, Motor Narrower
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