Definition of spasticity in US English:

spasticity

noun

  • See spastic

    • ‘Her daughter suffers from bi-lateral spasticity, a form of cerebral palsy which Miller believes was induced by toxins accumulating in her breast milk.’
    • ‘A new type of drug treatment is showing promise in children with moderate to severe spasticity.’
    • ‘Although we based the study around spasticity, we also wanted to capture any treatment effects among the other important symptoms described by people with MS.’
    • ‘It was announced on Thursday that a generic version of the muscle spasticity drug Zanaflex has been approved.’
    • ‘Their problems with balance and some spasticity are improved by the riding.’

Pronunciation

spasticity

/spaˈstisədē//spæˈstɪsədi/