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myoclonus

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noun my·oc·lo·nus \ˌmī-ˈä-klə-nəs\

Definition of myoclonus

  1. :  irregular involuntary contraction of a muscle usually resulting from functional disorder of controlling motor neurons; also :  a condition characterized by myoclonus

myoclonic

play \ˌmī-ə-ˈklä-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of myoclonus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1883


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myoclonus

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noun my·oc·lo·nus \ˌmī-ˈäk-lə-nəs\

Medical Definition of myoclonus

  1. :  irregular involuntary contraction of a muscle usually resulting from functional disorder of controlling motor neurons; also :  a condition characterized by myoclonus




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