juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

noun

Medical Definition of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

: epilepsy that typically begins during adolescence or late childhood and is marked by myoclonic seizures which occur shortly after awakening and are often followed by tonic-clonic seizures or sometimes by absence seizures

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“Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/juvenile%20myoclonic%20epilepsy. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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