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Disease Muscle Rigidity

Name Muscle Rigidity
Synonyms Catatonic Rigidity | Cogwheel Rigidities | Cogwheel Rigidity | Extensor Rigidity | Extrapyramidal Rigidity | Gegenhalten | Gegenhaltens | Muscular Rigidity | Nuchal Rigidity | Rigidities, Cogwheel | Rigidity, Catatonic | Rigidity, Cogwheel | Rigidity, Extensor | Rigidity, Extrapyramidal | Rigidity, Muscle | Rigidity, Muscular | Rigidity, Nuchal
Definition Continuous involuntary sustained muscle contraction which is often a manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES. When an affected muscle is passively stretched, the degree of resistance remains constant regardless of the rate at which the muscle is stretched. This feature helps to distinguish rigidity from MUSCLE SPASTICITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p73)
Categories Musculoskeletal disease | Nervous system disease | Signs and symptoms
MeSH® ID D009127

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1. DiseasesMusculoskeletal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Muscular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscle Rigidity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. 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 Muscle Hypertonia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscle Rigidity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. 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 Muscle Hypertonia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Muscle Rigidity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Muscle Rigidity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
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