Submit Data |  Help |  Video Tutorials |  News |  Publications |  FTP Download |  REST API |  Citing RGD |  Contact   


go back to main search page
Accession:DOID:9001745 term browser browse the term
Definition:Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations may be visualized as a muscle twitch or dimpling under the skin, but usually do not generate sufficient force to move a limb. They may represent a benign condition or occur as a manifestation of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1294)
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Benign Fasciculation;   Benign Fasciculations;   Fasciculations;   Muscular Fasciculation;   Muscular Fasciculations;   Skeletal Muscle Fasciculation;   Skeletal Muscle Fasciculations;   Tongue Fasciculation;   Tongue Fasciculations
 primary_id: MESH:D005207;   RDO:0005572
For additional species annotation, visit the Alliance of Genome Resources.

show annotations for term's descendants       view all columns           Sort by:
Fasciculation term browser
Symbol Object Name JBrowse Chr Start Stop Reference
G Bche butyrylcholinesterase JBrowse link 2 171,104,476 171,196,186 RGD:11554173
G Pmp22 peripheral myelin protein 22 JBrowse link 10 49,538,588 49,568,583 RGD:8554872

Term paths to the root
Path 1
Term Annotations click to browse term
  disease 15619
    Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms 8030
      Signs and Symptoms 4688
        Neurologic Manifestations 3589
          Neuromuscular Manifestations 320
            Fasciculation 2
              Ataxia with Fasciculations 0
paths to the root


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.