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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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