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What's the a simple defenition of the word spastic?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
"tightness": The term refers to increased muscle tone with resistance of the joint to change position. The hypertonicity is related to problems within brain or spinal cord, such as stroke, or multiple sclerosis or trauma, as examples.

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