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Spasticity (from Greek spasmos-, meaning "drawing, pulling") is a feature of altered skeletal muscle performance with a combination of paralysis, increased tendon reflex activity and hypertonia. It is also colloquially referred to as an unusual "tightness", stiffness, or "pull" of muscles. Clinically, spasticity results from the loss of inhibition of motor neurons, causing excessive muscle contraction. This ultimately leads to hyperreflexia, an exaggerated deep tendon reflex. Spasticity is often treated with the drug baclofen, which acts as an agonist at GABA receptors, which are inhibitory. A longer definition comes from Wikipedia
    • Video: Spasticity
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      • Stroke and Spasticity: The Recovery Process
      • How a Baclofen Pump Works
      • Treatment for Severe Spasticity from Stroke
      • Physical Therapy for Spasticity
      • UPDATE Spasticity-Toomer, MD
      • Fighting Spasticity After Stroke
      • Teaching - Spasticity - Causes of Limitation & Opening Hand
      • Teaching - Opening a Spastic Hand
      • Botox for Post-Stroke Spasticity
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