dystonia musculorum deformans

dystonia musculorum deformans
dystonia mus·cu·lo·rum de·for·mans -.məs-kyə-'lȯr-əm-di-'fȯr-.manz n a rare inherited neurological disorder characterized by progressive muscular spasticity causing severe involuntary contortions esp. of the trunk and limbs called also torsion dystonia

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a rare hereditary type of generalized dystonia characterized by involuntary, irregular, clonic contortions of the muscles of the trunk and limbs, especially when the person is walking, which twist the body forward and sideways in a grotesque fashion. There are several types, including early-onset torsion d. Called also progressive torsion spasm and torsion d.

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