Definition of Graphospasm

1. Noun. Muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil.

Exact synonyms: Writer's Cramp
Generic synonyms: Cramp, Muscle Spasm, Spasm



Definition of Graphospasm

1. Noun. (medicine) Writer's cramp, muscular spasms in the thumb and forefinger that occur when writing.''Oxford English Dictionary'', 2nd ed., 1989. ¹

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Medical Definition of Graphospasm

1. A dystonia that affects the muscles of the hand and sometimes the forearm and only occurs during handwriting. Similar focal dystonias have also been called typist's cramp, pianist's cramp, musician's cramp, and golfer's cramp. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graphospasm

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Literary usage of Graphospasm

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1. Diseases of the Nervous System: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Hermann Oppenheim, Edward E. Mayer (1904)
"The most common form, which we will take as a type of all, is WRITERS' CRAMP (graphospasm, ... graphospasm ..."

2. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"It is used in chronic constipation, neurasthenia, amr- mia, and some asthénie conditions. graphospasm.—See WRITER'S CRAMP. GRAY'S MINERAL SPRING. ..."

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