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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.
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Adj.1.clonic - of or relating to abnormal neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscle contraction and relaxation; "clonic spasm"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques


a. clónico-a, rel. a un clon.


adj clónico
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For instance, in a patient with parieto-occipital epilepsy, either being due to a cortical development abnormality or an infarct, while the seizure presentation may only be the generalized motor seizures, depending upon the spread of seizure activity, visual aura, automotor seizure, focal clonic seizure, or bilateral asymmetrical tonic seizures may well appear individually or in cluster.
All three men who experienced a delay in diagnosis initially showed ambiguous seizure symptoms (such as those associated with complex partial seizures), whereas five of the women whose diagnoses were delayed experienced classic seizure symptoms (such as those associated with tonic clonic seizures), and five of them experienced ambiguous symptoms.
Most of these children (11) had co-morbid epilepsy: generalized tonic clonic seizures (5); myoclonic seizure (2); electrical status epilepticus of sleep (1); and atypical absence (1).
Clonic status epilepticus which may be accompanied by apnea is the most prominent seizure type.
Films from the following four behaviors were recorded: starting time of clonic seizures after injection of Primphos (second), Generation time of death after Primphos injection (second), mortality after injection of Primphos (persentage) and type of seizures induced by injection of Primphos (percentage).
1A]ARs produced a significantly greater latency to myclonic jerk and tonic clonic state compared to wild-type in flurothyl-induced seizures.
The onset of clonic and tonic actions induced by PTZ in the control animals was found to be 47.
Other types of generalized seizures are: tonic seizures which involve muscie rigidity but are not followed by a clonic phase; clonic seizures which involve violent rhythmic contractions but is not preceded by tonic phase; myoclonic seizures in which a person has brief involuntary jerking of the torso or extremities; and atonic seizures in which the skeletal muscles lose all tone causing the person to suddenly drop to the floor.