juvenile myoclonic epilepsy


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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  2. juvenile delinquent,
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  5. juvenile muscular atrophy,
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  8. juvenile palmo-plantar fibromatosis,
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