January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1787
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A definition of the term "prosopospasm" is presented. It is used to refer to a disorder which is characterised by convulsions of the face. A person with this disorder experiences spasms in the face. The spasms are sudden, involuntary facial muscular contractions.


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