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clonus

[′klō·nəs]
(physiology)
Irregular, alternating muscular contractions and relaxations.

Clonus

 

rhythmic contractions, in rapid succession, of single muscles or muscle groups. Clonus may be either spontaneous or provoked by external stimulation.

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A sufficiently high dose of PTZ can produce a continuum of seizure activity that progress from mild myoclonic jerks to face and forelimbs clonus without loss of righting reflex (which is known as minimal clonic seizure, MCS), to clonic seizures of limbs with loss of righting reflex, to full tonic extension of both forelimbs and hindlimbs (generalized tonic-clonic seizures, GTCS) (Loscher et al.
Phenytoin (PHT) is indicated for the treatment of partial and both primary and secondarily generalized tonic clonic seizures.
Of the participants with GCSE, 15 had seizures that began with a partial onset, which secondarily evolved into a generalized tonic clonic seizures, and one patient had a generalized onset.
The first time he had a tonic clonic seizure I was putting a tent up for him in the garden and turned around to find him lying in a gap between the patio and the grass.
In children with prior normal neuromotor development, the disease starts with prolonged febrile generalized or unilateral clonic seizures.
Because the plant extract could affect on generalized tonic and clonic seizures induced by picrotoxin (because significant effects and the possibility of involvement of GABA-A receptors in the anticonvulsant effects of poppy seed extract exists [2, 10, 19].
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Sometimes these become generalized tonic clonic seizures.
Simple Partial No first aid necessary unless seizure becomes convulsive; the first aid as outlined for generalized tonic clonic seizures No immediate action needed other than reassurance and emotional support.
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is characterized by brief jerks of the extremities (termed myoclonus), generalized tonic clonic seizures (often upon awakening in the morning), and, occasionally, absence seizures.
Women who have refractory complex partial seizures or generalized tonic clonic seizures are most likely to experience catamenial exacerbation, which occurs most commonly at the time of menstruation.