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spastic

1. adjective, slang Clumsy or incompetent, especially due to being careless, foolish, or out of control. Potentially offensive due to originally having been a derogatory term for someone with spastic paralysis or cerebral palsy. My parents are making me take my spastic little sister with me to the mall. He gets so spastic when he's around that girl he likes.
2. noun, slang A person who is clumsy or incompetent in such a way. Potentially offensive. I can't believe I sent that embarrassing email to the entire office. God, I'm such a spastic! You're always messing up our games with your stupid antics, Tommy! Why do you have to be such a spastic all the time?

spastic

mod. overly responsive; out of control. She can get so spastic when I come in late.
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Some investigators consider that spastic muscle hypertonus exists primarily because of an increase in reflex excitability [11,14-15].
Major Finding: Patients referred for dysphagia related to long-term opioid therapy were significantly more likely to manifest spastic esophageal dysmotility disorders than were those not on opioids, as shown by high-resolution impedance manometry.
Since 2006, The Magnificent Mile races have raised more than $150,000 to fund research grants awarded by the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation to help find a cure to motor neuron disease.
She recovered, but 3 months after the onset became slow mentally and clumsy physically, with spastic gait and frequent falls.
Key words : Disabling spasticity, Peripheral Neurotomy, Spastic Equinus Foot, Gait Analysis, Spastic Hand, Spastic Hip, Prehension, Motor Block Test.
However, in his own less spastic way, he's an equally compelling, engaging, and humorous storyteller.
His head drops for a second, then jolts back through a natural reflex, then falls again, then jolts back, over and over again, his spastic in-between state extending benignly to the viewer, who is slowly lulled into a similarly sleepy condition.
Her legs were locked into a fetal position while her head and arms were in constant spastic motion.
Her left side is more affected by the head injury and Vanessa has a spastic, unco-ordinated hand.
The inmate's medical needs arose from spastic partial paralysis causing his foot to flex and curl his toes into a claw, and related chronic pain management issues.
You may learn, for instance, how to maneuver your spastic legs into a comfortable position during sex.
The fact sheet then offers incidence figures and explains characteristics of the three main types of cerebral palsy: spastic, athetoid, and mixed.
That's before one considers that they can be born spastic, epileptic, blind, or with some other disability.
In the former category, attempts have been made to use mechanical techniques to measure torque/angle relationships with spastic joints during passive flexion and extension [8-12].