Spasmophilia - Definition

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Spasmophilia is a syndrome characterized by a predisposition to tetany seizures. This syndrome is linked to neuromuscular hyperexcitability, manifesting in intermittent seizures accompanied by varying symptoms. It can manifest as typical tetany seizures, or feelings of severe discomfort, paresthesia symptoms such as pins and needles or numbness, or spasms of varying painfulness that are notably located in the abdomen. The underlying causes of spasmophilia are associated with a combination of calcium metabolism disorders and conditions affecting neural transmission between neurons and muscles.

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