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clonus


clonus

noun clo·nus \ˈklō-nəs\

Definition of CLONUS

:  a series of alternating contractions and partial relaxations of a muscle that in some nervous diseases occurs in the form of convulsive spasms involving complex groups of muscles and is believed to result from alteration of the normal pattern of motor neuron discharge—compare tonus 2
March 05, 2015
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