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1. A pain, usually sudden and intermittent, of almost any area of the body, esp. abdominal and pelvic viscera. SEE: dysmenorrhea 2. A painful, involuntary skeletal muscle contraction. SEE: systremma
TREATMENT 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, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744975/all/cramp.
Cramp. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744975/all/cramp. Accessed January 21, 2020.
Cramp. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/744975/all/cramp
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