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Meaning of "writer's cramp" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRITER'S CRAMP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRITER'S CRAMP

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Writer's cramp is a noun.
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WHAT DOES WRITER'S CRAMP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Writer's cramp

Writer's cramp, also called mogigraphia and scrivener's palsy, causes a cramp or spasm affecting certain muscles of the hand and/or fingers. Writer's cramp is a task-specific focal dystonia of the hand. 'Focal' refers to the symptoms being limited to one location, and 'task-specific' means that symptoms first occur only when the individual engages in a particular activity. Writer's cramp first affects an individual by inhibiting their ability to write.

Definition of writer's cramp in the English dictionary

The definition of writer's cramp in the dictionary is a muscular spasm or temporary paralysis of the muscles of the thumb and first two fingers caused by prolonged writing.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRITER'S CRAMP

write
write down
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write out
write up
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write-off
write-protect
write-protect notch
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writer
Writer to the Signet
writer´s block
writeress
writerly
writership
writhe
writhen

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRITER'S CRAMP

cramp
entrance ramp
exit ramp
G-cramp
gramp
hydraulic ramp
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off-ramp
on-ramp
ramp
speed ramp
tramp
verkramp

Synonyms and antonyms of writer's cramp in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «writer's cramp» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

书写痉挛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calambre del escritor
570 millions of speakers

English

writer´s cramp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेखक का दर्द
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

تشنج الكاتب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

писчий спазм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

câimbra do escritor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লেখক এর cramp
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crampe de l´écrivain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kejutan penulis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schreibkrampf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

書痙
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

작가의 쥐
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cramp writer
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chuột rút của nhà văn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுத்தாளர் முள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेखकाचे आटळे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yazar kramp
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crampo dello scrittore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kurcz pisarski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

писальний спазм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crampe scriitorului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κράμπα του συγγραφέα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skrywer se kramp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skrivkramp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skrivekrampe
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRITER'S CRAMP»

Discover the use of writer's cramp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to writer's cramp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Dystonia
10. Writer's. cramp,. limb. dystonia,. and. other. task-specific. dystonias. Jörg Müller and Werner Poewe Table 10.1 Classification of writer's cramp Classification by clinical pattern. INTRODUCTION The dystonias have been classified by a ...
Thomas T. Warner, Susan B. Bressman, 2007
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NORD Guide to Rare Disorders
DEFINITION: Writer's cramp is a task-specific focal dystonia of the hand. Symptoms usually appear when a person attempts a task that requires fine motor movements; they may initially appear only during a particular type of movement, such as ...
National Organization for Rare Disorders, 2003
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WRITER'S CRAMP and Other Short Stories
This is the first book of short stories by Anthony Marchionda, Jr. The title story, “ Writer's Cramp,” received honorable mention in the Best of Ohio Writer 2005 short story contest. – With just minutes left before the courier service arrives to pick up ...
Jr., Anthony Marchionda
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The Art and Science of Handwriting
Writer's cramp patients deserve their condition to be understood. This case study had been specially chosen because it was one of a very few where it had been possible to monitor the patient's progress over a period of several years. I feel it ...
Rosemary Sassoon, 1993
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Written Language Disorders
Gowcrs was of the opinion that "if all persons wrote from the shoulder, writer's cramp would practically cease". Accordingly, he recommended that this mode of writing should be systematically taught at school. Prevention of writer's cramp, ...
R.M. Joshi, 1991
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New Scientist
Getting to grips with writer's cramp Bernard Dixon on a strange twist in medical research Lessons from space s Pat Jones on a new high. THE ULTIMATE perversity for a medico is to develop rapt concern about a disease at the very time when ...
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Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy
Some patients have dystonia elicited by tasks other than writing as well and are said to have “dystonic writer's cramp,” but the term “complex writer's cramp” may be more appropriate (Jedynak et al., 2001). Simple writer's cramp can be a ...
Daniel Truong, Dirk Dressler, Mark Hallett, 2014
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Magnetic Stimulation in Clinical Neurophysiology
In contrast, in task-specific dystonias (e.g., writer's cramp) dystonia is present during the voluntary use of the affected body part but not at rest. In simple writer's cramp, dystonia is limited to the very act of handwriting, whereas other manual ...
Mark Hallett, Sudhansu Chokroverty, 2005
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The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, ...
WRITER S CRAMP The analogy between writer's block and writer's cramp may help show how the brain malfunctions in block as well as in cramp. Writers cramp , as neurologists use the phrase, is a brain disorder of the movements that form ...
Alice W. Flaherty, 2005
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Conditions of Nervous Anxiety and Their Treatment
He also suffered from writer's cramp, which at first occurred only on certain occasions and then with increasing frequency, thus hindering him in his profession. He had up till then given up his entire earnings to support his father, ( whom, ...
Wilhelm Stekel, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRITER'S CRAMP»

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Shot of botox to cure student's writing cramp
Hrishikesh Kumar, head of neurology at the premier institute, however, said the students were suffering from a rare disease known as the writer's cramp. «Times of India, Mar 15»
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Using the brain to retrain the body to overcome dystonia
Because focal dystonia may be associated with tasks involving repetitive movements, it's sometimes known as writer's cramp or musician's dystonias. Standard ... «The Globe and Mail, Mar 15»
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Two men reviving common dreams and aspirations
At that time, Byrne's first play, Writer's Cramp, had been a hit at the 1977 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, though Byrne was still best known as a painter and set ... «Herald Scotland, Feb 15»
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Easing Debilitating Muscle Cramps Through Vitamins, Minerals and …
A cramp could disturb the function of the involved extremity. When a hand muscle is affected, it can lead to difficulty in writing (writer's cramp) or grasping. «The New Indian Express, Jan 15»
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The Weekend quiz
What links writer's cramp, water on the knee, spare ribs, butterflies in stomach, broken heart? Spoiler alert: answers to this and other teasers below (don't cheat!). «The Guardian, Nov 14»
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10 Words Every Writer Needs to Know
With NaNoWriMo or National Novel-Writing Month underway, writers all over the world are doubtless concerned about the prospect of facing writer's cramp, ... «Huffington Post, Nov 14»
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The rise of 'Weed Inc.'
... California in 1996, pot is available on prescription in 20 states and the District of Columbia, to relieve pain in conditions ranging from cancer to "writer's cramp. «The Week Magazine, May 14»
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To Your Good Health: Botox may ease dystonia
He went to a specialist, and he was diagnosed with writer's cramp, or, as they called it, focal dystonia. They explained it as a problem with connections at the ... «Herald & Review, May 14»
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What's behind the condition that every golfer dreads?
The first focal dystonia to be identified, though not by that term, was probably the condition known today as mogigraphia, or writer's cramp. (In the nineteenth ... «New Yorker, May 14»
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Botox can treat muscle disorders, too
"Botulinum is also effective in curing writer's cramp or freezing of shoulder muscles. It also helps revive control over the urinary bladder muscles," added Kumar. «Times of India, Mar 14»

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