Spasticity: A state of increased tone of a muscle (and an increase in the deep tendon reflexes). For example, with spasticity of the legs (spastic paraplegia) there is an increase in tone of the leg muscles so they feel tight and rigid and the knee jerk reflex is exaggerated.
Library > Literature & Language > Webster 1913 n. 1. A state of spasm. 2. The tendency to, or capability of suffering, spasm.
Spasticity has been defined as an increase in muscle tone due to hyperexcitability of the stretch reflex and is characterized by a velocity-dependent increase ...
Spasticity information sheet compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Spasticity (meaning to draw or tug) is involuntary, velocity-dependent, increased muscle tone that results in resistance to movement.
Multiple Sclerosis Encyclopaedia - spasticity ... Spasticity is involuntary muscle contractions that are not coordinated with other muscles.