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What is a fasciculation?

What is a fasciculation? Here are some definitions.

  1. (anatomy) (toxicology, venoms) An involuntary muscle twitch, usually localised and temporary, but that may be intensified and prolonged fatally by particular poisons and venoms such as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
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Local sweating and fasciculation of local muscle groups may occur initially after skin absorption of liquid or vapour.
It is important to note that the aberrant projections do not seem to result from fasciculation defects or growth impairments.
The unique feature of long distance axons promotes in vivo-like fasciculation.
In our survey, de-fasciculation is frequently performed with succinylcholine that provokes fasciculation.
This phenotype may be the result of defective interaxon communication that obstructs axon extension or fasciculation in the longitudinal pathways.
Intravenous injection of cholinesterase inhibitors caused fasciculation, a fine involuntary muscular movement.

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