SPASTICITY

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the increased state of tension of resting muscles that results in a resistance to stretch. It is caused by damage to the upper motor neurons. Commonly known as spasticity.

SPASTICITY: "Spasticity is marked by the rigid and exaggerated reflexes of tendons."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SPASTICITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spasticity/ (accessed January 22, 2022).

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