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juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in Medicine

juvenile myoclonic epilepsy n.
A form of epilepsy that occurs in adolescents, usually upon awakening, and is characterized by jerks of the shoulder muscles and by seizures that have a clonic phase, followed by a tonic phase, then by a return to clonus.

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