Dystocia, placental: Dystocia characterized by trouble delivering the placenta (afterbirth).
Involuntary movements and prolonged muscle contraction that result in twisting body motions, tremors, and abnormal posture. These movements may involve the entire body or only an isolated area. Dystonia can be inherited, may occur sporadically without any genetic pattern, may be associated with medications (particularly antipsychotic drugs), or may be a symptom of certain diseases […]
- Dystonia musculorum deformans (DMD)
Dystonia musculorum deformans (DMD): Also called torsion dystonia, this is a fortunately rare, generalized dystonia (a state of abnormal — either excessive of inadequate — muscle tone) that can be inherited, usually begins in childhood, and becomes progressively worse. It can leave individuals seriously disabled and confined to a wheelchair.
- Dystonia, cranial
Dystonia, cranial: A form of dystonia that affects the muscles of the head, face, and neck. Spasmodic torticollis can be classified as a type of cranial dystonia.
- Dystonia, focal, due to blepharospasm
Dystonia, focal, due to blepharospasm: The involuntary, forcible closure of the eyelids. Focal dystonia due to blepharospasm is the second most common focal dystonia. The first symptom may be uncontrollable blinking. Only one eye may be affected initially, but eventually both eyes are usually involved. The spasms may leave the eyelids completely closed, causing functional […]
- Dystonia, dopa-responsive (DRD)
Dystonia, dopa-responsive (DRD): A condition that typically begins in childhood or adolescence with progressive difficulty in walking and, in some cases, spasticity and can be successfully treated with drugs. Segawa dystonia is an important variant of DRD. In Segawa dystonia, the symptoms fluctuate during the day from relative mobility in the morning to increasing disability […]