(mi-ok´lo-nәs) shocklike contractions of part of a muscle, an entire muscle, or a group of muscles; usually a manifestation of a convulsive disorder. adj., myoclon´ic., adj. palatal myoclonus a condition characterized by a rapid rhythmic movement of one or both sides ...
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(from the article `nervous system disease`) Brief, involuntary jerks of the trunk and of the limbs may occur in spinal myoclonus. Many diffuse, metabolic, or local structural causes of ...
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Myoclonus (s) is a brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles. It describes a medical sign and, generally, is not a diagnosis of a disease. Brief twitches are perfectly normal. The myoclonic twitches are usually caused by sudden muscle contractions; they also can result from bri...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: mī-ok′lō-nŭs, mī-ō-klo′nŭs Definitions: 1. One or a series of shocklike contractions of a group of muscles, of variable regularity, synchrony, and symmetry, generally due to a central nervous system lesion.
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Involuntary rapid, jerky twitching or contraction of muscles.
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abrupt, jerking movements of the arms or legs, commonly occurring during sleep and benign, but could be a separate movement disorder.
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1) A clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group 2) Cramp 3) Muscle spasm 4) Spasm
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