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Fasciculation (Fasciculations) Summary

Description: Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations can often by visualized and take the form of a muscle twitch or dimpling under the skin, but usually do not generate sufficient force to move a limb. They may represent a benign condition or occur as a manifestation of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1294)

Also Known As: Fasciculations; Benign Fasciculation; Fasciculation, Benign; Fasciculation, Muscular; Fasciculation, Neural Show All >>

Networked: 812 relevant articles (28 outcomes, 56 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Fasciculation

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Succinylcholine (Suxamethonium Chloride) : 19 outcomes 27 studies in 154 results : FDA 5 Generic
  2. rocuronium (rocuronium bromide) : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 13 results : FDA 7 Generic
  3. Tubocurarine (Tubocurarine Chloride) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 33 results : FDA 4
  4. Diazepam (Valium) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 21 results : FDA 84 Generic
  5. Propofol (Diprivan) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 6 results : FDA 9 Generic
  6. cisatracurium (Nimbex) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : FDA 1
  7. Atropine (Hyoscyamine) : 2 outcomes in 15 results : FDA 46 Generic
  8. Potassium : 1 outcome 4 studies in 34 results : IBA
  9. Atracurium (Tracrium) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 15 results : FDA 15
  10. Phenytoin (Dilantin) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 6 results : FDA 9 Generic
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Diseases Related to Fasciculation

  1. Tachycardia (Tachyarrhythmias)
  2. Contracture
  3. Fever (Fevers)
  4. Myoglobinuria
  5. Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
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Key Therapies for Fasciculation

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  1. General Anesthesia : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results
  2. Nephrectomy : 1 outcome in 2 results
  3. Ambulatory Surgical Procedures (Outpatient Surgery) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Denervation : 6 studies in 40 results
  5. Anesthesia : 1 study in 13 results
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