- of or relating to clonus.
Origin of clonic
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Convulsions are especially severe, at first tonic then clonic.
However, the clonic nature of the spasm should prevent such an error.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
Clonic, klon′ik, adj. pertaining to clonus, with alternate convulsive contractions and relaxations of the muscles (of spasms)—opp.
In both, the tonic with clonic convulsions were observed after a sufficient quantity of caffein was administered.The Toxicity of Caffein
Eyelid tics (says Parinaud) are known to ophthalmologists as clonic blepharospasms.Tics and Their Treatment
- Of the nature of clonus, marked by contraction and relaxation of muscle.
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