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Disease Fasciculation

Name Fasciculation
Synonyms Benign Fasciculation | Benign Fasciculations | Fasciculation, Benign | Fasciculation, Muscular | Fasciculation, Neural | Fasciculations | Fasciculations, Benign | Fasciculation, Skeletal Muscle | Fasciculations, Muscular | Fasciculations, Neural | Fasciculations, Skeletal Muscle | Fasciculations, Tongue | Fasciculation, Tongue | Muscle Fasciculation, Skeletal | Muscle Fasciculations, Skeletal | Muscular Fasciculation | Muscular Fasciculations | Neural Fasciculation | Neural Fasciculations | Skeletal Muscle Fasciculation | Skeletal Muscle Fasciculations | Tongue Fasciculation | Tongue Fasciculations
Definition Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations can often by visualized and take the form of 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)
Categories Nervous system disease | Signs and symptoms
MeSH® ID D005207

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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuromuscular Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Fasciculation Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesPathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuromuscular Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Fasciculation Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Fasciculation Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Ataxia with Fasciculations