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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The aqueous extract at doses of 800, 1600, and 3200 mg/kg significantly increased the latency time to the onset of myoclonic seizure by 221.
All types of seizures (myoclonic, GTC and absence) were observed in 14 patients, whereas the combination of myoclonic and GTC seizures in 58 and the combination of myoclonic seizure and the absence of seizures were found in five patients.
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).
3 mg/kg, ip) inhibited the prolongation of myoclonic seizure latency and antagonized the reduction of myoclonic seizure duration induced by thymoquinone (40 and 80 mg/kg) in the PTZ model.
Guaifenesin also increased latency to the onset of myoclonic seizure in a dose-dependent manner (r=0.
Comment: Safety and efficacy are based on a phase III, double-blind, randomized trial that demonstrated a greater than 50% reduction in myoclonic seizure days versus baseline for 60% of 54 patients treated with Keppra.
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After a myoclonic seizure, the child should also be examined for injury if the jerking movements caused an extremity to come in contact with a hard object such as a wooden chair arm or metal bed rail.
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