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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
Fasciculation +   
Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations may be visualized as a muscle twitch or dimpling under the skin, but usually do not generate sufficient force to move a limb. They may represent a benign condition or occur as a manifestation of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1294)
Muscle Cramp +   
Muscle Hypertonia +   
Muscle Hypotonia +   
Muscle Weakness +   
muscular atrophy +   
Myokymia +   
Myotonia +   
Spasm +   

Exact Synonyms: Benign Fasciculation ;   Benign Fasciculations ;   Fasciculations ;   Muscular Fasciculation ;   Muscular Fasciculations ;   Skeletal Muscle Fasciculation ;   Skeletal Muscle Fasciculations ;   Tongue Fasciculation ;   Tongue Fasciculations
Primary IDs: MESH:D005207 ;   RDO:0005572
Definition Sources: MESH:D005207

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