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Descriptor English:   Fasciculation 
Descriptor Spanish:   Fasciculación 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Fasciculação 
Synonyms English:   Benign Fasciculation
Benign Fasciculations
Fasciculation, Benign
Fasciculation, Muscular
Fasciculation, Skeletal Muscle
Fasciculation, Tongue
Fasciculations
Fasciculations, Benign
Fasciculations, Muscular
Fasciculations, Skeletal Muscle
Fasciculations, Tongue
Muscle Fasciculation, Skeletal
Muscle Fasciculations, Skeletal
Muscular Fasciculation
Muscular Fasciculations
Skeletal Muscle Fasciculation
Skeletal Muscle Fasciculations
Tongue Fasciculation
Tongue Fasciculations  
Tree Number:   C10.597.613.250
C23.888.592.608.250
Definition English:   Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations may be visualized as a muscle twitch or dimpling under the skin, but usually do not generate sufficient force to move a limb. They may represent a benign condition or occur as a manifestation of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1294) 
Indexing Annotation English:   note category: do not confuse with AXON FASCICULATION
History Note English:   1987(1979) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   5311 
Unique Identifier:   D005207 

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