myoclonus


my·oc·lo·nus

noun \ˌmī-ˈä-klə-nəs\

Definition of MYOCLONUS

:  irregular involuntary contraction of a muscle usually resulting from functional disorder of controlling motor neurons; also :  a condition characterized by myoclonus
myo·clon·ic \ˌmī-ə-ˈklä-nik\ adjective

Origin of MYOCLONUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1883

my·oc·lo·nus

noun \ˌmī-ˈäk-lə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYOCLONUS

: 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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