Traditional pharmacological treatments for spasticity. Part I: Local treatments.

@article{Gracies1997TraditionalPT,
  title={Traditional pharmacological treatments for spasticity. Part I: Local treatments.},
  author={Jean-Michel Gracies and Elie Elovic and J. R. McGuire and David M. Simpson},
  journal={Muscle & nerve. Supplement},
  year={1997},
  volume={6},
  pages={S61-91}
}
Spasticity is a velocity-dependent increase in stretch reflex activity. It is one of the forms of muscle overactivity that may affect patients with damage to the central nervous system. Spasticity monitoring is relevant to function because the degree of spasticity may reflect the intensity of other disabling types of muscle overactivity, such as unwanted antagonistic co-contractions, permanent muscle activity in the absence of any stretch or volitional command (spastic dystonia), or… CONTINUE READING
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