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How to Pronounce spasm?

Correct pronunciation for the word "spasm" is [spˈazəm], [spˈazəm], [s_p_ˈa_z_ə_m].

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"Spasm" in context

A spasm, also known as a muscle cramp or twitch, is an involuntary contraction of a skeletal muscle. It occurs when the muscle contracts suddenly and uncontrollably due to a neurological disorder, or a medical condition such as arthritis. Spasms can cause severe pain and discomfort, and can often be disabling.

The most common causes of spasm include muscle fatigue and injury, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and neurological disorders. Low levels of calcium and magnesium can also contribute to spasms. Severe spasms can be treated with prescription muscle relaxers, topical analgesics, and physical therapy.

What are similar-sounding words for spasm?

Usage over time for spasm:

This graph shows how "spasm" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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