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Myotonia Summary

Description: Prolonged failure of muscle relaxation after contraction. This may occur after voluntary contractions, muscle percussion, or electrical stimulation of the muscle. Myotonia is a characteristic feature of MYOTONIC DISORDERS.

Also Known As: Myotonic Phenomenon; Percussion Myotonia; Myotonia, Percussion; Myotonias; Myotonias, Percussion Show All >>

Networked: 578 relevant articles (39 outcomes, 53 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Myotonia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Mexiletine (Mexitil) : 8 outcomes 7 studies in 26 results : FDA 5 Generic
  2. Phenytoin (Dilantin) : 4 outcomes in 14 results : FDA 9 Generic
  3. Flecainide (Tambocor) : 4 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 7 Generic
  4. Chloride Channels (Chloride Channel) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 91 results : IBA
  5. Acetazolamide (Diamox) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 15 results : FDA 13 Generic
  6. Sodium Channels (Sodium Channel) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 96 results : IBA
  7. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 3 outcomes in 5 results : FDA 168 Generic
  8. Potassium : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 40 results : IBA
  9. Tocainide (Tonocard) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 7 results : FDA 1
  10. Sodium : 2 outcomes in 35 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Myotonia

  1. Myotonic Dystrophy (Dystrophia Myotonica)
  2. Neuralgia (Stump Neuralgia)
  3. Myotonia Congenita (Thomsen Disease)
  4. Myotonia
  5. Paralysis (Palsy)
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Key Therapies for Myotonia

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  1. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 1 outcome in 3 results
  2. Cholecystectomy : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Denervation : 3 studies in 13 results
  5. Microelectrodes : 1 study in 8 results
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