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Mimic tic

mimic tic --> facial tic

involuntary twitching of the facial muscles, sometimes unilateral.

Synonym: bell's spasm, convulsive tic, facial spasm, histrionic spasm, mimic convulsion, mimic spasm, mimic tic, palmus, prosopospasm.

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