Abstract Title:

Painful muscle spasm reversed by magnesium sulphate. A case report.

Abstract Source:

S Afr Med J. 1985 Aug 31;68(5):332-3. PMID: 4035497

Abstract Author(s):

C W Clinton, B M Braude, M F James


A 25-year-old paraplegic man who had sustained a T3/T4 vertebral compression fracture 3 years previously presented with severe, painful spasm of the left hamstring muscle group of 2 hours' duration. This spasm produced extreme knee flexion of a degree which held the left foot posterior to the right buttock. An intravenous injection of 2 g magnesium sulphate produced immediate relief. Possible mechanisms of action of magnesium are discussed.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
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Pharmacological Actions : Antispasmodic : CK(140) : AC(37)

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