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noun Pathology.
  1. twitching of individual segments of a muscle.
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Origin of myokymia

myo- + -kymia, equivalent to Greek kŷm(a) something swollen + -ia
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  • The myokymia of Kny and Schultze is characterised by fibrillation, pain, hyperidrosis, and changes in electrical excitability.

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    Henry Meigne

myokymia in Medicine


(mī′ō-kīmē-ə, -kĭmē-ə)
  1. A benign condition, often familial, characterized by irregular twitching of groups of muscle fibers giving a rippling appearance to the overlying skin.kymatism
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