clonus

noun
clo·​nus | \ˈklō-nəs \

Definition of clonus 

: a rapid succession of alternating contractions and partial relaxations of a muscle occurring in some nervous diseases

Other Words from clonus

clonic \ ˈklä-​nik \ adjective
clonicity \ klō-​ˈni-​sə-​tē , klä-​ \ noun

First Known Use of clonus

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clonus

New Latin, from Greek klonos agitation — more at hold

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clonus

noun
clo·​nus | \ˈklō-nəs \

Medical Definition of clonus 

: a series of alternating contractions and partial relaxations of a muscle that in some diseases of the central nervous system 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 sense 2

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