palatal myoclonus

noun

Medical Definition of palatal myoclonus

: an abnormal condition that is associated with neurological trauma and is characterized by rapid involuntary contraction of the muscles of the soft palate and often of adjacent structures

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“Palatal myoclonus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/palatal%20myoclonus. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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