- an abrupt spasm or twitch of a muscle or group of muscles, occurring in some neurological diseases.
Origin of myoclonus
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Examples from the Web for myoclonus
According to Maurice Dide, myoclonus, which he calls motor petit mal, occurs in five per cent.
It is more especially the association of epilepsy with the ill-defined group of myoclonus that we propose to discuss.
If several muscles are implicated, the condition is one of multiple myospasm or myoclonus.
The denominations "myoclonus," "muscular dystrophy," "degenerate," are alike inconvenient.
- A sudden shocklike twitching of muscles or parts of muscles without any rhythm or pattern, occurring in various brain disorders.
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