spasm

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a violent, excruciating seizure of pain

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Infantile nystagmus: a prospective study of spasmus nutans, and congenital nystagmus, and unclassified nystagmus of infancy.
In this case spasmus nutans were considered and eye examination was normal.
Spasmus nutans syndrome is a rare disorder, causing (in combination): a high frequency, low amplitude nystagmus of a disconjugate nature; irregular head nodding; an abnormal head posture.
Head banging can be confused with typical temper tantrums, spasmus nutans (triad of pendular nystagmus, head nodding, and torticollis), and infantile myoclonic seizures (sudden dropping of the head and flexion of the arms).
Esta palabra se deriva de pasmo: paralisis pasajera causada por un enfriamiento--del latin vulgar pasmus, del latin clasico spasmus y este del griego onaopoq, spasmos, 'espasmo, convulsion'--; asi pues, nos podemos explicar por que Maria Moliner lo define como <<una persona que se queda inmovil como sin entender lo que se le dice o sin hacer lo que hay que hacer>>.