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Descriptor English:   Dystonia 
Descriptor Spanish:   Distonía 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Distonia 
Synonyms English:   Diurnal Dystonia
Dystonia, Diurnal
Dystonia, Limb
Dystonia, Muscle
Dystonia, Paroxysmal
Limb Dystonia
Muscle Dystonia
Paroxysmal Dystonia  
Tree Number:   C10.597.350.300
Definition English:   An attitude or posture due to the co-contraction of agonists and antagonist muscles in one region of the body. It most often affects the large axial muscles of the trunk and limb girdles. Conditions which feature persistent or recurrent episodes of dystonia as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as DYSTONIC DISORDERS. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p77) 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with MUSCLE HYPERTONIA or MUSCLE HYPOTONIA; DYSTONIC DISORDERS is available
See Related English:   Dystonia Musculorum Deformans
Dystonic Disorders
Torsion Abnormality
History Note English:   1982 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   4484 
Unique Identifier:   D004421 

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