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Descriptor English: Dystonia
Descriptor Spanish: Distonía
Descriptor Portuguese: Distonia
Descriptor French: Dystonie
Entry term(s): Diurnal Dystonia
Dystonia, Diurnal
Dystonia, Limb
Dystonia, Muscle
Dystonia, Paroxysmal
Limb Dystonia
Muscle Dystonia
Paroxysmal Dystonia
Tree number(s): C10.597.350.300
C23.888.592.350.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004421
Scope note: An attitude or posture due to the co-contraction of agonists and antagonist muscles in one region of the body. It most often affects the large axial muscles of the trunk and limb girdles. Conditions which feature persistent or recurrent episodes of dystonia as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as DYSTONIC DISORDERS. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p77)
Annotation: do not confuse with MUSCLE HYPERTONIA or MUSCLE HYPOTONIA; DYSTONIC DISORDERS is available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Movement Disorders (1966-1978)
Muscle Tonus (1970-1978)
Public MeSH Note: 1982; see MUSCLE DYSTONIA 1979-1981
History Note: 1982
Related: Dystonia Musculorum Deformans MeSH
Dystonic Disorders MeSH
Torsion Abnormality MeSH
DeCS ID: 4484
Unique ID: D004421
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1979/01/01
Date of Entry: 1978/05/17
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Dystonia - Preferred
Concept UI M0006935
Scope note An attitude or posture due to the co-contraction of agonists and antagonist muscles in one region of the body. It most often affects the large axial muscles of the trunk and limb girdles. Conditions which feature persistent or recurrent episodes of dystonia as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as DYSTONIC DISORDERS. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p77)
Preferred term Dystonia
Entry term(s) Dystonia, Muscle
Muscle Dystonia
Dystonia, Paroxysmal - Narrower
Concept UI M0337092
Preferred term Dystonia, Paroxysmal
Entry term(s) Paroxysmal Dystonia
Dystonia, Diurnal - Narrower
Concept UI M0337093
Preferred term Dystonia, Diurnal
Entry term(s) Diurnal Dystonia
Dystonia, Limb - Narrower
Concept UI M0337091
Preferred term Dystonia, Limb
Entry term(s) Limb Dystonia



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