Affects the lateral and anterior columns of the cord. Does not produce pain. Reflexes always increased. Paralytic affections of lower extremities; spastic paralysis; lateral sclerosis; Beriberi. Athetosis. Infantile paralysis. After influenza and wasting, exhaustive diseases where there is much weakness and heaviness, slow recovery of nerve power. Sleepy, constant yawning.
Compare: Oxytrop.; Secale; Petiveria, a South American plant ( Paralysis; paraplegia with numbness. Sensation of internal coldness.) Agrostema githago - Corn-cockle - (Burning sensation in stomach, through oesophagus into throat, in lower abdomen and anus; nausea, bitter vomiting, impaired locomotion; difficulty in remaining erect; vertigo and Headache, burning from lower jaw to vertex).
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Vertigo when standing with eyes closed.
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Burning pain in Tip of tongue; with tingling and numbness of tongue and lips, as if scalded.
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Frequent, must hurry, else voided involuntarily.
Increased bladder reflex
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Cannot extend or cross legs when sitting
Cramps in legs worse cold, and cold feet
Excessive rigidity of legs; spastic gait
Gluteal muscles and lower limbs emaciated
Knees knock against each other when walking
Legs blue; swollen, if hanging down
Muscles of calves very tense
Myelitis, with marked spastic symptoms
Patient sits bent forward, straightens up with difficulty.
Stiffness and lameness of ankles and knees, toes do not leave the floor, heels do not touch floor
Tips of fingers numbs
Tremulous, tottering gait
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