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What is dystonia?

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Dystonia is a movement disorder in which your muscles contract uncontrollably. The contraction causes the affected body part to twist involuntarily, resulting in repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Dystonia can affect one muscle, a muscle group, or the entire body. It affects about 1% of the population, and women are more prone to it than men.

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Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Dystonia Fact Sheet."

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: "What is Dystonia?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Dystonia Fact Sheet."

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation: "What is Dystonia?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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