Dystonia

Aaron Jay Yang, Nitin B. Jain

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary, sustained muscle contractions causing posturing, twisting, and repetitive movements that can change in severity depending on activity and posture. This can be further classified as focal, segmental, or generalized [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPain Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationAn Essential Review
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages75-76
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319431338
ISBN (Print)9783319431314
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anterocollis
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Dystonic movements
  • GABA transmission
  • Laterocollis
  • Oscillation
  • Retrocollis
  • Spasmodic jerks
  • Torticollis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Yang, A. J., & Jain, N. B. (2017). Dystonia. In Pain Medicine: An Essential Review (pp. 75-76). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43133-8_20