Definitions for spasmˈspæz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sudden, abnormal, involuntary muscular contraction, consisting of a continued muscular contraction or of a series of alternating muscular contractions and relaxations.
any sudden, brief spell of great energy, activity, feeling, etc.
Origin of spasm:
1350–1400; < L spasmus < Gk spasmós der. of spân to draw a sword
spasm, cramp, muscle spasm(noun)
a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
(pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a painful, involuntary movement of a muscle
a muscle spasm
A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ.
A violent, excruciating seizure of pain.
A sudden and temporary burst of energy, activity, or emotion.
To produce and undergo a spasm.
Origin: From spasme, from spasmus, from . Compare span.
an involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers
a sudden, violent, and temporary effort or emotion; as, a spasm of repentance
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. Spasms may involve SKELETAL MUSCLE or SMOOTH MUSCLE.
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.
Translations for spasm
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden uncontrollable jerking of the muscles
A spasm of pain twisted his face for a moment.
- espasmoPortuguese (BR)
- der KrampfGerman
- انقباض عضلانيFarsi
- grč, napadCroatian
- kekejangan ototMalay
- krampe(trekning), smerteanfallNorwegian
- skurcz, spazmPolish
- انقباض عضلانيPersian
- د عضلاتو انقباضPashto
- спазм; судорогаRussian
- spasm, kramp, ryckningSwedish
- spazm, kasılmaTurkish
- 痙攣Chinese (Trad.)
- спазм, судомаUkrainian
- تشنّج، اینٹھنUrdu
- sự co thắtVietnamese
- 痉挛Chinese (Simp.)
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