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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This is also known as a myoclonic jerk which is exactly what I felt.
The next day, the patient developed a myoclonic jerk with normal mental status, which was relieved with clonazepam.
The movement, known as a sleep start, or hypnic or myoclonic jerk, usually happens just before deeper sleep.
1A]ARs showed a significant increase in latency periods (compared to age-matched control animals) preceding the initial myoclonic jerk and the progression to the first generalized seizure or tonic/clonic seizure.
At that time, 7 neonates had experienced rapid onset of acute sepsis-like illness with fever >38[degrees]C and a combination of irritability/pain, diarrhea, confluent erythematous rash, tachycardia, tachypnea, encephalitis, myoclonic jerks, and hepatitis.
Dosing solely at night often effective for myoclonic jerks (and may be first choice)
This was followed by myoclonic jerks, hand tremors, gait instability, and visual hallucinations which were all noted upon presentation.
Directed questioning is essential to reveal unreported or unrecognised seizures such as myoclonic jerks and absences.