dyssynergia, dyssynergy


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[dys- + Gr. synergia, joint working, cooperation]

1. Uncoordinated contractions of muscle fibers, e.g., of the myocardium or of the urinary bladder when the external urinary sphincter is closed.
2. The tendency of one addiction to predispose a person to another.
dyssynergic (dis″si-nĕr′jik), adj.

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