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Trismus (Lockjaw) Summary

Description: Spasmodic contraction of the masseter muscle resulting in forceful jaw closure. This may be seen with a variety of diseases, including TETANUS, as a complication of radiation therapy, trauma, or in association with neoplastic conditions.

Also Known As: Lockjaw; Lock Jaw; Masseter Spasm; Masseter Muscle Spasms; Masseter Spasms Show All >>

Networked: 497 relevant articles (55 outcomes, 67 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Trismus

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 8 outcomes 8 studies in 27 results : FDA 77 Generic
  2. Analgesics (Analgesic Drugs) : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 15 results : IBA
  3. meloxicam (Mobic) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 5 results : FDA 24 Generic
  4. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 3 outcomes in 11 results : IBA
  5. Diclofenac (SR 38) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 8 results : FDA 39 Generic
  6. Methylprednisolone : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 13 results : FDA 18 Generic
  7. Prednisolone (Predate) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 5 results : FDA 55 Generic
  8. Piroxicam (Feldene) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 4 results : FDA 18 Generic
  9. Ozone : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 3 results : IBA
  10. Ketamine : 2 outcomes 1 study in 4 results : FDA 8 Generic
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Diseases Related to Trismus

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Postoperative Pain
  3. Head and Neck Neoplasms (Head and Neck Cancer)
  4. Bruxism
  5. Spasm (Spasms)
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Key Therapies for Trismus

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  1. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 6 results
  2. Radiotherapy : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 47 results
  3. Lasers (Laser) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 13 results
  4. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 2 results
  5. Semiconductor Lasers : 2 outcomes 1 study in 2 results
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