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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The seizure starts with tonic position or apnea and continues with sliding of the eyes, motor automatisms and clonuses.
Absence of abdominal reflexes, stop clonuses on the right, positive "tension" symptom, pathological Babinski's reflex from two sides.
In real-world settings, a footrest keeps sliding down, bothering the user, because of the vertical vibration resulting from riding on uneven terrain or the occurrence of clonuses.