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torticollis

División en sílabas: tor·ti·col·lis
Pronunciación: /ˌtôrdəˈkäləs
 
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Definición de torticollis en inglés:

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Medicine
A condition in which the head becomes persistently turned to one side, often associated with painful muscle spasms. Also called wryneck.
Example sentences
  • Risk factors associated with positional head deformity are premature birth, hypotonic muscle disorders, congenital torticollis, and intrauterine constraint (such as in multiple gestation or oligohydramnios).
  • In the head and neck region, myofascial pain syndrome with trigger points can manifest as tension headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular joint pain, eye symptoms, and torticollis.
  • Patients receiving injections into the neck muscles for torticollis may therefore develop dysphagia because of diffusion of the toxin into the oropharynx.

Origen

early 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin tortus 'crooked, twisted' + collum 'neck'.

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