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Muscle Rigidity

"Muscle Rigidity" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Continuous involuntary sustained muscle contraction which is often a manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES. When an affected muscle is passively stretched, the degree of resistance remains constant regardless of the rate at which the muscle is stretched. This feature helps to distinguish rigidity from MUSCLE SPASTICITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p73)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Muscle Rigidity" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Muscle Rigidity" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 20 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2014
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