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  Uppsala Software Factory - SPASM Package
If you want to install a SPASM server locally, contact Dennis for a copy of the Perl script.
SPASM is a suite of programs related to DEJAVU.
SPASM - this program takes a user-defined motif of main chain and or side chains and compares it against a large database derived from the PDB.
alpha2.bmc.uu.se /usf/spasm.html   (561 words)

  
  Coronary Artery Spasm
Spasm can occur in a normal coronary artery or in one that's partly blocked by fatty buildups (atherosclerosis) (ath"er-o-skleh-RO'sis).
If a spasm is severe, a heart attack is possible.
Calcium channel blockers are one class of drugs that may be used in people who have coronary artery spasm.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4520   (153 words)

  
  MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Coronary artery spasm
Coronary artery spasm is a temporary, abrupt, and focal (restricted to one location) contraction of the muscles in the wall of an artery in the heart, which constricts the artery.
Spasm may be "silent" -- without symptoms -- or it may result in stable angina or unstable angina.
Coronary artery spasm may occur spontaneously, or it may be caused by exposure to cold, emotional stress, alcohol withdrawal, or vasoconstricting medications.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000159.htm   (607 words)

  
 Back Spasm
When it occurs in the back near the spinal cord or the nerve roots, it can be very painful.
The spasm that results causes severe back pain that gets worse with any movement of the back.
Spasms happen often when a muscle is swollen and tender (inflamed) or strained.
www.csmc.edu /5694.html   (330 words)

  
  AllRefer Health - Coronary Artery Spasm (Angina - Variant, Variant Angina)
Coronary artery spasm is a temporary, abrupt, and focal (restricted to one location) contraction of the muscles in the wall of an artery in the heart, which constricts the artery.
Spasm may be "silent" -- without symptoms -- or it may result in stable angina or unstable angina.
Coronary artery spasm may occur spontaneously, or it may be caused by exposure to cold, emotional stress, alcohol withdrawal, or vasoconstricting medications.
health.allrefer.com /health/coronary-artery-spasm-info.html   (455 words)

  
  Coronary Artery Spasm - Health Encyclopedia
Coronary artery spasm is a temporary, abrupt, and focal (restricted to one location) contraction of the muscles in the wall of an artery in the heart, which constricts the artery.
Spasm may be "silent" -- without symptoms -- or it may result in stable angina or unstable angina.
Coronary artery spasm may occur spontaneously, or it may be caused by exposure to cold, emotional stress, alcohol withdrawal, or vasoconstricting medications.
www.nbc5.com /encyclopedia/6859512/detail.html   (724 words)

  
  Coronary artery spasm
Coronary artery spasm is a temporary, abrupt, and focal (restricted to one location) contraction of the muscles in the wall of an artery in the heart, which constricts the artery.
Spasm may be "silent" -- without symptoms -- or it may result in stable angina or unstable angina.
Coronary artery spasm may occur spontaneously, or it may be caused by exposure to cold, emotional stress, alcohol withdrawal, or vasoconstricting medications.
www.stv.org /adam/encyclopedia/ency/article/000159.htm   (296 words)

  
 Hemifacial Spasm
A hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disorder that affects the muscles that are activated by the facial nerve.
It is possible for the spasms to eventually spread to all of the muscles on one side of the face and neck.
Spasms that occur on the left side of the face are slightly more common than spasms that occur on the right side of the face.
www.umm.edu /neurosciences/hem_spasm.html   (403 words)

  
 Dr. Koop - Diffuse Esophageal Spasm- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
This is a condition resulting from motility disorders of the esophagus ranging from absent peristalsis to hyperperistalsis and spasm.
Diffuse esophageal spasm typically causes substernal chest pain in association with difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) of both liquids and solids.
Esophageal spasm may also produce a severe pain in the absence of dysphagia that is indistinguishable from angina pectoris.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/93/374/Diffuse_Esophageal_Spasm.html   (436 words)

  
 Ipsen Limited UK - Hemifacial spasm - your questions answered
Hemifacial spasm is a movement disorder which causes the muscles on one side of the face to contract.
Hemifacial spasm is usually less variable than many focal dystonias, although some sufferers do find that their condition worsens when they are under stress and improves when they lie down.
The causes of hemifacial spasm are not yet fully understood, but current medical opinion suggests that the condition may be mechanical and caused by irritation of the facial nerve.
www.ipsen.ltd.uk /ipsen_hemifacial_spasm.php   (761 words)

  
 spasm - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Spasm, involuntary and abnormal violent contraction of muscles or muscle tissue.
Tonic spasm, or cramp, is characterized by an unusually prolonged...
Clinical signs of the disorder include carpopedal spasm, in which the hands and feet are fixed in a characteristic position; facial spasms triggered...
encarta.msn.com /spasm.html   (89 words)

  
 Hemifacial Spasm Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by frequent involuntary contractions of the muscles on one side of the face.
The spasm may then gradually spread to involve the muscles of the lower face, which may cause the mouth to be pulled to one side.
Eventually the spasms involve all of the muscles on one side of the face almost continuously.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/hemifacial_spasm/hemifacial_spasm.htm   (0 words)

  
 Hemifacial Spasm - Overview, Causes, Risk, Diagnosis - neurologychannel
Hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by frequent, involuntary muscle contractions (tics or spasms) in the face.
Hemifacial spasm may be caused by an injury to the seventh cranial, or facial, nerve; a tumor or a blood vessel pressing on the nerve; or Bell's palsy.
Most cases of hemifacial spasm are caused by a blood vessel pressing on the facial nerve, and this vessel is usually too small to be detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CAT scan), or angiography.
www.neurologychannel.com /hemifacialspasm   (535 words)

  
 Coronary Artery Spasm - Health Encyclopedia
This spasm slows or stops blood flow through the artery.
In many people, coronary artery spasm may occur without any other heart risk factors (such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol).
Exposure to cold, cocaine use, cigarette smoking, and high stress situations should be avoided in patients suspected of having coronary spasm.
www.wnbc.com /encyclopedia/6859512/detail.html   (735 words)

  
 Hemifacial Spasm (Meige's Syndrome)
Hemifacial spasms are characterized by chronic twitching or spasms of one side of the face.
Hemifacial spasm can result from stimulation by a blood vessel lying too close to the nerve or may follow Bell's palsy (an inflammation of the facial nerve resulting in temporary facial weakness) due to incorrect regeneration of the facial nerve.
Surgical approaches to the treatment of hemifacial spasm are dictated by the severity of the symptoms and the suspected cause.
www.steen-hall.com /meige.html   (392 words)

  
 Hemifacial Spasm
Hemifacial spasm is frequently relieved with a surgical procedure called microvascular decompression in which an artery at the level of the brain stem is rerouted to relieve pressure on the facial nerve.
Hemifacial spasm is characterized by paroxysmal bursts of involuntary tonic or clonic activity occurring in muscles innervated by the facial nerve.
Between spasms, the face may be normal or slightly weak on the side of the spasms.
www.blepharospasm.org /hfs.html   (486 words)

  
 Coronary artery spasm: A cause of heart attacks? - MayoClinic.com
A coronary artery spasm is a brief, temporary tightening (contraction) of the muscles in the artery's walls.
Coronary artery spasms may be triggered by tobacco use, exposure to cold, extreme emotional stress and use of illicit stimulant drugs, such as amphetamines and cocaine.
Treatment of coronary artery spasms may include medications such as nitrates, calcium channel blockers and 1-arginine, which may reduce the risk of recurrence.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/coronary-artery-spasm/AN01371   (324 words)

  
 Coronary Artery Spasm - Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center
Coronary artery spasm usually happens in a coronary artery that has been blocked or has fatty buildup (atherosclerosis), but it may happen in a normal coronary artery as well.
Coronary artery spasm causes a rare type of angina pectoris called variant angina pectoris (or Prinzmetal's angina).
Medicines called calcium channel blockers may be given to patients with coronary artery spasm to ease the symptoms of variant angina.
texasheart.org /HIC/Topics/Cond/CoronaryArterySpasm.cfm   (313 words)

  
 Hemifacial Spasm Information on Healthline
A hemifacial spasm is an involuntary contraction of the muscles of facial expression, resulting in eyelid closure and upturning of the corner of the mouth and accompanied by facial weakness.
Hemifacial spasm results in involuntary contraction of the facial muscles limited to one side of the face.
The eyelids are involved, and upturning of the corner of the mouth is observed.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/hemifacial-spasm   (678 words)

  
 eMedicine - Infantile Spasm (West Syndrome) : Article by Tracy A Glauser, MD
Extensor spasms consist of contractions of the extensor musculature with sudden extension of the neck and trunk with extension and abduction of the limbs.
Mixed spasms are the most common type, consisting of flexion of the neck and arms with extension of the legs, or flexion of the legs with extension of the arms.
In one study of 77 patients with infantile spasms, unilateral hypsarrhythmia and asymmetric ictal EEG changes during spasms often occurred together and correlated with focal or asymmetric cerebral lesions on imaging studies.
www.emedicine.com /neuro/topic171.htm   (5576 words)

  
 Spasm definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
A muscle spasm can be quite painful, with the muscle clenching tightly.
Spasms in various types of tissue may be caused by stress, medication, over-exercise, or other factors.
Anal Fissure - An anal fissure is a fairly common, painful condition in which the lining of the anal canal is torn.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11248   (0 words)

  
 Uppsala Software Factory - SPASM Package
If you want to install a SPASM server locally, contact Dennis for a copy of the Perl script.
SPASM - this program takes a user-defined motif of main chain and or side chains and compares it against a large database derived from the PDB.
In addition, an O macro is generated that, when executed inside O, will read, superimpose and display all proteins that were matched in the database (this requires that you have a local copy of the PDB database).
xray.bmc.uu.se /usf/spasm.html   (561 words)

  
 Medcyclopaedia - Spasm
Vessel spasms may result from various local effects like damage to the vessel wall (PTCA) or injection of cold fluids.
Vessel spasms may appear as filling defects in images, but should not be confused with filling defects due to other causes.
Particularly high osmolar ionic contrast media can cause severe spasms or convulsions if injected directly in to the subarachnoid space or if passing through a damaged blood-brain barrier.
www.medcyclopaedia.com /Home/library/glossaries/spasm.aspx   (278 words)

  
 Coronary artery spasm
This slows or stops blood flow through the artery during the spasm.
Variant angina is a type of chest pain, probably involving coronary artery spasm, where the angina pain is triggered by rather unusual factors.
Coronary angiography may show spasm when the artery is injected with ergonovine, and may show fixed lesions, such as clot or atherosclerosis, which contribute to chest pain.
www.pennhealth.com /ency/article/000159.htm   (594 words)

  
 Esophageal Spasm-Topic Overview
Esophageal spasms are irregular, uncoordinated, and sometimes powerful contractions of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
Often, symptoms that may suggest an esophageal spasm are the result of another condition such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or achalasia, a problem with the nervous system in which the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) doesn't work properly.
Other symptoms include difficulty or inability to swallow food or liquid, pain with swallowing, the feeling that food is caught in the center of the chest, and a burning sensation in the chest (heartburn).
www.webmd.com /a-to-z-guides/Esophageal-Spasm-Topic-Overview   (668 words)

  
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www.invisiblerecords.com /bands/spasm   (309 words)

  
 What Came First the Muscle Spasm or the Pain? A Look at This Painful Condition
The longer that a muscle is in spasm, the longer it takes to treat the area that is subluxated.
Once the pain and spasm cycle is broken, your muscles can return to their natural pain-free state.
Spasm in the scalene muscles (in the front of the neck) can put pressure on nearby nerves and blood vessels, resulting in numbness, pain, or tingling in the arms or hands.
www.healthyroads.com /mylibrary/data/ash_ref/htm/art_musclespasmandchiropractic.asp?HP=&   (587 words)

  
 When you retreive mail
SPASM works as a buffer between your mail server and your email reader (MS Outlook).
SPASM scramble all binary attachments and the scripts before making them available to your email reader.
SPASM detected that this is a binary file which could be an executable containing a virus.
www.netfor2.com /Spasm.html   (616 words)

  
 Patient Resources
Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary contraction of the muscles on one side of the face.
Other involuntary movements can occur with hemifacial spasm such as forceful opening of the jaw, retraction of the lips, or protrusion of the tongue.
The most common cause of hemifacial spasm is that a blood vessel puts pressure on a facial nerve (the 7th cranial nerve).
www.aanem.org /education/patientinfo/hemifacial_spasm.cfm   (250 words)

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