Spasm

Known as: Spasm [Disease/Finding], Spasm, Muscle, Muscle spasms 
An involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. Spasms may involve SKELETAL MUSCLE or SMOOTH MUSCLE.

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2008
Highly Cited
2008
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to clarify the incidence of coronary spasm in emergency patients with suspected acute… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
BACKGROUND Coronary spasm plays an important role in the pathogenesis of ischemic heart diseases in general. However, the precise… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
OBJECTIVE We recently demonstrated in our swine model of coronary artery spasm that enhanced myosin light chain (MLC… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Coronary spasm plays an important role in the pathogenesis of not only variant angina but also ischemic heart disease in general… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
BACKGROUND Coronary spasm can be induced by acetylcholine, serotonin, ergonovine, or histamine, all of which cause vasodilation… (More)
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
We injected acetylcholine (ACh), the neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system, into the coronary arteries of 28… (More)
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1984
Highly Cited
1984
The use of an ultrasonic transcranial Doppler technique for noninvasive evaluation of cerebral vasospasm is described. Middle… (More)
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Highly Cited
1983
Highly Cited
1983
We enrolled 125 neurologically normal patients with intracranial aneurysms in a multi-institution, prospective, double-blind… (More)
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Highly Cited
1982
Highly Cited
1982
We established the incidence of coronary artery spasm provoked by 0.4 mg of methergine in 1089 consecutive patients undergoing… (More)
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Highly Cited
1980
Highly Cited
1980
In 47 cases of verified ruptured saccular aneurysm, we investigated the relationship of the amount and distribution of… (More)
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