myoclonus

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my·oc·lo·nus

 (mī-ŏk′lə-nəs)
n.
A sudden irregular twitching of muscles or parts of muscles, occurring in various brain disorders.

my′o·clon′ic (mī′ə-klŏn′ĭk) adj.

myoclonus

(maɪˈɒklənəs)
n
(Medicine) a sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles

my•oc•lo•nus

(maɪˈɒk lə nəs)

n.
an abrupt spasm or twitch of a muscle or muscles, occurring in some neurological diseases.
[1880–85]
my•o•clon•ic (ˌmaɪ əˈklɒn ɪk) adj.

myoclonus

Rapid, involuntary spasm or jerks of a muscle or muscles, occurring during movement or rest. It can occur as a result of a brain disorder or epileptic fit, and may be linked with diseases of the nerves and muscles.
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Noun1.myoclonus - a clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
Translations

my·oc·lo·nus

n. mioclonus, contracción o espasmo muscular tal como se manifiesta en la epilepsia.
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It is also categorized as epileptic myoclonus or nonepileptic myoclonus.
Tics also can point to epileptic myoclonus, in which case further evaluation with EEG is warranted.
Epileptic myoclonus including juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, progressive myoclonic epilepsies (PME), epilepsia partialis continua, Rasmussen's encephalitis, early infantile myoclonic encephalopathy, infantile spasms (also known as West syndrome), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, benign familial myoclonic epilepsy, and Angelman syndrome; and