Dictionary » S » Salaam attack

Salaam attack

salaam attack --> nodding spasm

In infants, a drop of the head on the chest due to loss of tone in the neck muscles as in epilepsia nutans, or to tonic spasm of anterior neck muscles as in west's syndrome, in adults, a nodding of the head from clonic spasm's of the sternomastoid muscles.

Synonym: salaam attack, salaam spasm, spasmus nutans.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,286 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link