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Fasciculation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Fasciculation
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.613.250
C23.888.592.608.250
Unique ID
D005207
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005207
Annotation
note category: do not confuse with AXON FASCICULATION
Scope Note
Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations may be visualized as a muscle twitch or dimpling under the skin, but usually do not generate sufficient force to move a limb. They may represent a benign condition or occur as a manifestation of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1294)
Entry Term(s)
Fasciculation, Benign
Fasciculation, Muscular
Fasciculation, Skeletal Muscle
Fasciculation, Tongue
Public MeSH Note
1987; see NEUROLOGIC MANIFESTATIONS 1982-86, see MOVEMENT DISORDERS 1979-81
History Note
1987(1979)
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/22
Revision Date
2016/06/16
Fasciculation Preferred
Fasciculation, Tongue Narrower
Fasciculation, Benign Narrower
Fasciculation, Skeletal Muscle Narrower
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