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Dystonia is a neurologic movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle contractions, usually producing twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures or positions. Almost all dystonic movements share a directional quality that is typically sustained, sometimes for an instant, as well as a consistency and predictability Dystonia movements are directional, forcing the involved body part or region into an abnormal position, which is consistently present.
Refers to several conditions, many of them neurodegenerative, that prevent normal movement. Some are characterized by either lack of movement (bradykinesia, hypokinesia, etc) or excessive movement (chorea, athetosis, dystonia, tremor). Besides Parkinson's, other conditions often defined as movement disorders include essential tremor, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome and cerebral palsy.
Dystonia as related to Movement Disorders
- Dystonia | Disorders | International Parkinson and ...
Dystonia is a syndrome of abnormal, involuntary muscle movements due to sustained muscle contractions resulting in twisting and/or repetitive, patterned movements.
- Movement Disorders
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality and ease of movement. The following conditions are movement disorders:
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Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders. ... Dystonia is a disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow repetitive ...
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Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder affecting more than 300,000 people in North America alone. It is characterized by involuntary muscle ...
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About Dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder affecting as many as 250,000 people in the United States. 1 Primarily a hereditary …
- Dystonia Disorder
A d ystonia disorder is neurological a nd affects movement. With this disorder, muscle s contract causing twisting and/or repetitive, involuntary and excessive movements.
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Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary contractions and spasms of muscles. These actions force the body into repetitive, often twisting ...
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What is Dystonia? Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and contractions. Dystonia may effect a single area of the body or throughout ...
- Movement Disorders - Dystonia Directory
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality and ease of movement. They are controlled in the brain by