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clo·nus

 (klō′nəs)
n. pl. clo·nus·es
An abnormality in neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscular contraction and relaxation.

[New Latin, from Greek klonos, turmoil.]

clon′ic (klŏn′ĭk, klō′nĭk) adj.
clo·nic′i·ty (klō-nĭs′ĭ-tē, klŏ-), clo′nism (klō′nĭz′əm, klŏn′ĭz′əm) n.

clonus

(ˈkləʊnəs)
n
(Pathology) a type of convulsion characterized by rapid contraction and relaxation of a muscle
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek klonos turmoil]
clonic adj
clonicity n

clo•nus

(ˈkloʊ nəs)

n., pl. -nus•es.
a rapid succession of flexions and extensions of a muscle group during movement, often symptomatic of a nervous system disorder.
[1810–20; < New Latin < Greek klónos turmoil]
clon•ic (ˈklɒn ɪk) adj.
clo•nic•i•ty (kloʊˈnɪs ɪ ti, klɒ-) n.
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Noun1.clonus - convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations
convulsion - violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
Translations

clo·nus

n. Gr. clono, serie de contracciones rápidas y rítmicas de un músculo.

clonus

n clonus m
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When a child first has a generalized tonic clonic seizure (a grand mal convulsion), everyone recognizes that something is wrong and the child gets prompt medical attention.
As an example of routine daily practice, consider the case of a patient presenting with a generalized tonic clonic seizure (GTCS) and/ or dialeptic seizure, in which the only manifestation is a loss of awareness and unresponsiveness.
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One Saturday, her brother had a Tonic Clonic seizure - a type of generalised seizure affecting the entire brain - and she took control over the phone to get an ambulance and relayed information to me from the ambulance operator.
It is important for the public to know how to respond to all seizures, including the most noticeable kind - the generalized tonic clonic seizure, or convulsions.
A sufficiently high dose of PTZ can produce a continuum of seizure activity that progress from mild myoclonic jerks to face and forelimbs clonus without loss of righting reflex (which is known as minimal clonic seizure, MCS), to clonic seizures of limbs with loss of righting reflex, to full tonic extension of both forelimbs and hindlimbs (generalized tonic-clonic seizures, GTCS) (Loscher et al.