Salaam spasm

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salaam spasm --> 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.