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myoclonus

[ mahy-ok-luh-nuhs ]
/ maɪˈɒk lə nəs /
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noun Pathology.

an abrupt spasm or twitch of a muscle or group of muscles, occurring in some neurological diseases.

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Origin of myoclonus

First recorded in 1880–85; myo- + clonus
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Medical definitions for myoclonus

myoclonus
[ mī-ŏklə-nəs ]

n.

A sudden shocklike twitching of muscles or parts of muscles without any rhythm or pattern, occurring in various brain disorders.
my′o•clonic (mī′ə-klŏnĭk) adj.
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