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Article listed on Wikipedia:Votes for deletion July 2 to July 8 2004, consensus was to keep following amendments. Discussion:

The first half of this is a dicdef, though I think it could be an interesting physiology stub. The second half is about a band that seems insignificant (though I can't get into amg because it only wants to give me a Scottish Power advert). Dunc_Harris| 11:23, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)

  • A high school band that never released an album is not notable; so I took the liberty of removing them from the article and adding more \hey?information on actual spasms. Keep. -Sean Curtin 16:41, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep and clean: Allmusic did give me info on a band by that name with two albums out on the Invisible label (very minor independent). The person who added the band to the article was pointing at a different band with the same name. All Music Guide doesn't have any band bio, so I can't tell where the recorded one is from, but probably not Juneau. The article should nowiki the link & have more on types of spasms and the diseases that generate them, maybe. Geogre 16:45, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Give the medical dicdef some time on cleanup. Toss the band. The band information was copyvio: [1]. -- Cyrius| 21:46, 2 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • I see the medical info has been extended and the band cut out. Keep it in this form. Wile E. Heresiarch 03:35, 3 Jul 2004 (UTC)

End discussion


Since orgasms are often linked to spasms, I have included the term. — Rickyrab | Talk 22:02, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Difference with fasciculation[edit]

How do spasms differ from fasciculations? Do they? --Chealer (talk) 04:22, 30 June 2014 (UTC)


"A spasm is a sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle...". Can someone add information about the usual approximate duration of a spasm? The article doesn't clarify whether it is a matter of seconds, minutes, hours, or days. Thanks! --Savig (talk) 08:53, 5 July 2017 (UTC)