spasm

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cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion acrocyanosis , Raynaud's sign
regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirth birth pangs , labor pains , labour pains
spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye blepharospasm
spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis bronchospasm
spasm of the cardiac sphincter (between the esophagus and the stomach); if the cardiac sphincter does not relax during swallowing the passage of food into the stomach is obstructed cardiospasm
spasm, muscle clonus , hyperkinesia , myoclonus
spasm or fit convulsion , paroxysm
painful muscle spasm cramp
create a muscle spasm cramp
muscle spasm crick
painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British) crick , kink , rick , wrick
involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting heave , retch
laryngeal spasm caused by the sudden contraction of laryngeal muscles laryngismus
clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group myoclonus
severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back opisthotonos
sharp spasm of pain pang
pain, spasm of pang , throe
sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running stitch
painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome tenesmus
pain spasm, severe throe
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