involuntary muscle


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Synonyms for involuntary muscle

a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)

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French radio station RMC Sport said the 78-year-old had a "crisis of tetany" (involuntary muscle cramps) as well as a fever, which resulted in him being kept in for observation.
Anticholinergics interfere with the action of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter involved with involuntary muscle movement.
"The wave vortex stimulation causes involuntary muscle contraction which accelerates the blood flow up to four times the usual speed," Fox explains in layman's terms of what happens when a horse stands on the plate.
But some patients claim they have experienced debilitating pain, chronic fatigue and involuntary muscle spasms after being injected with the chemical.
The baby would have involuntary muscle spasms that prevented him from nursing properly.
Later, other types of seizures typically arise, including myoclonic seizures (involuntary muscle spasms).
"The body's electrolytes, which carry crucial electrical signals from cell to cell, fall out of sync, this can also cause involuntary muscle contractions, and even a loss of consciousness."
A technique called pandiculation is used to release involuntary muscle contractions to relieve chronic muscle and joint pain, restore natural posture, retrain muscular patterns, and prevent recurring injuries.
They can vary from the briefest lapses of attention or muscle jerks, to severe and prolonged convulsions such as violent and involuntary muscle contractions.
Use of arsenic and other chemicals in dressing the fur resulted in damage to the central nervous system, which often displayed itself in the form of tics and involuntary muscle movements.This gave rise to the common saying"as mad as a hatter".
Denoting, as in English, a nervous twitch or tremor caused by involuntary muscle contractions, the term may bring to mind a syndrome that disrupts everyday activities; the power of the unconscious, which eludes deliberate control; or any anomaly that calls normality into question.
Abhishek Prasad, an IT worker turned musician in the southern city of Bengaluru, suffered from a disorder called musician's dystonia, which causes involuntary muscle contractions.
Furthermore, botulinum toxin injections are used to treat involuntary muscle spasms and facial asymmetry.
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