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  1. Dystocia Dystocia
    Dystocia: Difficult or abnormal labor or delivery. From the Greek "dys" meaning "difficult, painful, disordered, abnormal" + "tokos" meaning "birth."...
  2. Dystocia, cervical Dystocia, cervical
    Dystocia, cervical: See: Cervical dystocia....
  3. Dystocia, fetal Dystocia, fetal
    Dystocia, fetal: Dystocia caused by the fetus due to its size (too big), shape or position in the uterus....
  4. Dystocia, placental Dystocia, placental
    Dystocia, placental: See: Placental dystocia....
  5. Dystocia, shoulder Dystocia, shoulder
    Dystocia, shoulder: See: Shoulder dystocia....
  6. Dystonia Dystonia
    Dystonia: Involuntary movements and prolonged muscle contraction, resulting in twisting body motions, tremor, and abnormal posture. These movements may involve the entire body, or only an isolated area. Symptoms may even be "task specific," such as writer's cramp. Dystonia can be inherited...
  7. Dystonia musculorum deformans (DMD) Dystonia musculorum deformans (DMD)
    Dystonia musculorum deformans (DMD): Also called torsion dystonia, this is a fortunately rare, generalized dystonia (a state of abnormal -- either excessive of inadequate -- muscle tone) that can be inherited, usually begins in childhood, and becomes progressively worse. It can leave individuals ser...
  8. Dystonia, cranial Dystonia, cranial
    Dystonia, cranial: A term used to describe dystonia that affects the muscles of the head, face, and neck. Oromandibular dystonia affects the muscles of the jaw, lips, and tongue. The jaw may be pulled either open or shut, and speech and swallowing can be difficult. Spasmodic dysphonia involves the ...
  9. Dystonia, dopa-responsive (DRD) Dystonia, dopa-responsive (DRD)
    Dystonia, dopa-responsive (DRD): A condition that typically begins in childhood or adolescence with progressive difficulty in walking and, in some cases, spasticity and can be successfully treated with drugs. Segawa dystonia is an important variant of DRD. In Segawa dystonia, the symptoms fluctuate...
  10. Dystonia, focal, due to blepharospasm Dystonia, focal, due to blepharospasm
    Dystonia, focal, due to blepharospasm: See: Focal dystonia due to blepharospasm...
  11. Dystonia, focal, due to torticollis Dystonia, focal, due to torticollis
    Dystonia, focal, due to torticollis: See: Focal dystonia due to torticollis....
  12. Dystonia, idiopathic torsion Dystonia, idiopathic torsion
    Dystonia, idiopathic torsion: A form of dystonia known as early-onset torsion dystonia (also called generalized torsion dystonia) begins in childhood around the age of 12. Symptoms typically start in one part of the body, usually in an arm or leg, and eventually spread to the rest of the body within...
  13. Dystonia, laryngeal Dystonia, laryngeal
    Dystonia, laryngeal: See: Spasmodic dysphonia....
  14. Dystonia, oromandibular Dystonia, oromandibular
    Dystonia, oromandibular: Oromandibular dystonia affects the muscles of the jaw, lips, and tongue. The jaw may be pulled either open or shut, and speech and swallowing can be difficult....
  15. Dystonia, Segawa Dystonia, Segawa
    Dystonia, Segawa: An important variant form of dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD). DRD typically begins in childhood or adolescence with progressive difficulty in walking and, in some cases, with spasticity. DRD, by definition, can be successfully treated with dopa. In Segawa dystonia, the symptoms flu...