Pharmacologic Management of Spasticity Following Stroke
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Oxford University Press
Spasticity is a pervasive and debilitating condition that frequently occurs following upper motor neuron (UMN) lesions. Although the exact incidence of spasticity is unknown, it is likely that it affects more than half a million people in the United States alone, and more than 12 million people worldwide. Following stroke, approximately 65% of individuals develop spasticity.
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Muscle Relaxants, Muscle Spasticity, Muscle Tonus, Neuromuscular Blocking Agents, Stroke Rehabilitation
Gallichio, Joann PT, DSc, NCS, "Pharmacologic Management of Spasticity Following Stroke" (2004). Department of Physical Therapy Faculty Articles. 9.