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1. A pain, usually sudden and intermittent, of almost any area of the body, esp. abdominal and pelvic viscera.
2. A painful, involuntary skeletal muscle contraction.
Therapy depends on the cause and location of the cramp. In muscular cramps, the muscle is extended and compressed, and heat and massage are applied.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Cramp." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744975/all/cramp.
Cramp. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744975/all/cramp. Accessed June 7, 2023.
Cramp. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744975/all/cramp
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