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Muscle Rigidity Summary

Description: Continuous involuntary sustained muscle contraction which is often a manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES. When an affected muscle is passively stretched, the degree of resistance remains constant regardless of the rate at which the muscle is stretched. This feature helps to distinguish rigidity from MUSCLE SPASTICITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p73)

Also Known As: Catatonic Rigidity; Extensor Rigidity; Cogwheel Rigidities; Gegenhaltens; Muscular Rigidity Show All >>

Networked: 527 relevant articles (26 outcomes, 38 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Muscle Rigidity

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Dopamine (Intropin) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 28 results : FDA 36 Generic
  2. Fentanyl (Sublimaze) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 40 results : FDA 27 Generic
  3. Halothane (Fluothane) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 22 results : FDA 4
  4. Dantrolene (Dantrium) : 2 outcomes in 15 results : FDA 5 Generic
  5. Haloperidol (Haldol) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 34 results : FDA 107 Generic
  6. Benzodiazepines : 1 outcome 2 studies in 3 results : IBA
  7. Morphine (MS Contin) : 1 outcome 1 study in 34 results : FDA 37 Generic
  8. Levodopa (L Dopa) : 1 outcome 1 study in 19 results : FDA 31 Generic
  9. Ketamine : 1 outcome 1 study in 11 results : FDA 8 Generic
  10. Baclofen : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : FDA 31 Generic
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Diseases Related to Muscle Rigidity

  1. Hypokinesia (Bradykinesia)
  2. Fever (Fevers)
  3. Catalepsy
  4. Tremor (Tremors)
  5. Seizures (Seizure)
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Key Therapies for Muscle Rigidity

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  1. Anesthesia : 1 outcome 1 study in 23 results
  2. Deep Sedation : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Massage (Reflexology) : 1 study in 1 result
  4. Lasers (Laser) : 1 study in 1 result
  5. Analgesia : 12 results
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