Definition: 'Clasp-knife Spasticity'
clasp-knife spasticityType: Term
1. a type of increased muscle tone due to a pyramidal tract lesion, in which abnormally increased resistance to passive stretch of a muscle abruptly decreases; typically, this appears near the end of the range of joint excursion.
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