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myoclonus epilepsy

myoclonus epilepsy in Medicine

myoclonus epilepsy n.
A familial epilepsy beginning in childhood or adolescence and characterized by progressive mental deterioration, by the abrupt or continuous clonus of parts or groups of muscles, and, histologically, by the presence of Lafora bodies in parts of the central nervous system. Also called Lafora body disease, Lafora's disease.

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