Idiomuscular Id`i*o*mus"cu*lar, a. [Idio- + muscular.] (Physiol.) Applied to a semipermanent contraction of a muscle, produced by a mechanical irritant. [1913 Webster]

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  • idiomuscular — Relating to the muscles alone, independent of the nervous control. * * * id·io·mus·cu·lar məs kyə lər adj relating to muscular tissue exclusively esp originating in muscle <idiomuscular contraction> * * * id·io·mus·cu·lar (id″e o… …   Medical dictionary

  • idiomuscular — |idē(ˌ)ō+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary idio + muscular : relating to muscular tissue exclusively; especially : originating in muscle idiomuscular contraction …   Useful english dictionary

  • idiomuscular — id·io·muscular …   English syllables

  • idiomuscular contractility — a contractility peculiar to wasted or degenerated muscles …   Medical dictionary

  • idiomuscular contraction — a contraction produced in a wasted or denervated muscle by direct electrical stimulation …   Medical dictionary

  • contracción idiomuscular — contracción visible de fascículos musculares producida por el estímulo directo del músculo. Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • fenómeno de Barraquer — fenómeno del contraste de la contracción. Abolición del reflejo de un músculo con exaltación de su reacción idiomuscular, obtenida por percusión directa de la masa muscular. Aparece en las lesiones radiculares posteriores, por ej. en la tabes.… …   Diccionario médico

  • aftermovement — Involuntary arm abduction that follows sustained isometric contraction of the deltoid and supraspinatus muscles (usually performed by pushing the upper extremity forcibly and against an immovable vertical surface while standing closely beside it) …   Medical dictionary

  • contraction — 1. A shortening or increase in tension; denoting the normal function of muscle. 2. A shrinkage or reduction in size. 3. Heart beat, as in premature c..beat. [L. contractus, drawn together] after c …   Medical dictionary

  • myoedema — A localized contraction of a degenerating muscle, occurring at the point of a sharp blow, independent of the nerve supply. SYN: idiomuscular contraction, mounding, myoidema. [myo + G. oidema, swelling] * * * myo·ede·ma or Brit myo oe·de·ma .m …   Medical dictionary

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