Definitions for spasmˈspæz əm

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  1. spasm, cramp, muscle spasm(noun)

    a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

  2. spasm(noun)

    (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)

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  1. spasm(Noun)

    A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ.

  2. spasm(Noun)

    A violent, excruciating seizure of pain.

  3. spasm(Noun)

    A sudden and temporary burst of energy, activity, or emotion.

  4. spasm(Verb)

    To produce and undergo a spasm.

  5. Origin: From spasme, from spasmus, from . Compare span.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Spasm(verb)

    an involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers

  2. Spasm(verb)

    a sudden, violent, and temporary effort or emotion; as, a spasm of repentance

  3. Origin: [F. spasme, L. spasmus, Gr. , from , , to draw, to cause convulsion. Cf. Span, v. t.]

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Spasm

    An involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. Spasms may involve SKELETAL MUSCLE or SMOOTH MUSCLE.

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  1. Muscle Spasms

    In medicine, a spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ such as a heart, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice. It most commonly refers to a muscle cramp which is often accompanied by a sudden burst of pain, but is usually harmless and ceases after a few minutes. There are a variety of other causes of involuntary muscle contractions, which may be more serious, depending on the cause. The word "spasm" may also refer to a temporary burst of energy, activity, emotion, Eustress, stress, or anxiety unrelated to, or as a consequence of, involuntary muscle activity.

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