That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.
A spasmodic and painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, as of the leg.
A paralysis of certain muscles due to excessive use; as, writer's cramp; milker's cramp, etc.
To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder.
Prolonged painful involuntary contraction of skeletal muscle. It is sometimes caused by an imbalance of the salts in the body, but is more often a result of fatigue, imperfect posture, or stress. Pain. Possibly inability to perform specific tasks (e.g. of 'occupational cramp' is 'writer's cramp')
An involuntary, spasmodic, painful contraction of a muscle or muscles caused by a strain, heat, and/or electrolyte loss.
a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
a hard contraction of the calf muscle that persists for several minutes
an intense, involuntary contraction of a muscle that usually occurs during or immediately after exercise
an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does
an involuntary and hands, arms, abdomen and along the rib cage are also very common
an involuntary, often painful muscle contraction
an unpleasant sensation caused by contraction, usually
a painful, continuous discharge of muscle potentials which can also be induced by exercise and is more common in patients with nerve or muscle disease
a painful spasm in a muscle
a prolonged muscle contracting causing pain
a sudden and painful contraction of one or a group of muscles
a sudden, painful muscle contraction, most commonly in a leg
a sudden, tight and intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm
a sudden tight intense pain that most commonly occurs in the leg muscles and is caused when the muscle contracts and does not relax
Sustained contraction of a muscle.
painful contraction of a muscle or group of muscles
A painful muscle spasm caused by prolonged tetanic contraction.
also known as a spasm is a sudden, violent, involuntary contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles.
See "Muscle Cramp" or "Side Stitch"
painful spasmodic muscular contraction.
A spasmodic contraction of one or many muscles.
Cramps are unpleasant, often painful sensations caused by contraction or overshortening, usually of muscles. Cramps can be caused by cold or overexertion. Illness or poisoning can also cause cramps, particularly in the stomach, which is referred to as colic if it fits particular characteristics.