myoclonus

[mahy-ok-luh-nuh s]

Origin of myoclonus

First recorded in 1880–85; myo- + clonus
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Examples from the Web for myoclonus

Historical Examples of myoclonus

  • It is more especially the association of epilepsy with the ill-defined group of myoclonus that we propose to discuss.

  • According to Maurice Dide, myoclonus, which he calls motor petit mal, occurs in five per cent.

  • If several muscles are implicated, the condition is one of multiple myospasm or myoclonus.

  • The denominations "myoclonus," "muscular dystrophy," "degenerate," are alike inconvenient.


myoclonus in Medicine

myoclonus

[mī-ŏklə-nəs]
n.
  1. A sudden shocklike twitching of muscles or parts of muscles without any rhythm or pattern, occurring in various brain disorders.
Related formsmy′o•clonic (mī′ə-klŏnĭk) adj.
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