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Involuntary MovementPlay
Indicates an uncontrollable muscle action, not done on purpose. SlideShe felt a sudden spasm in her eyelid while trying to concentrate.
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Often PainfulPlay
Muscle spasms are usually uncomfortable or painful, causing visible or subtle movements. SlideAfter the long run, he was troubled by a spasm in his thigh.
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Medical ContextPlay
Usually used in medical or health-related discussions to describe symptoms. SlideThe patient reported back spasms after lifting heavy objects.