Clonus


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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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They reported the most sensitive test was an exaggerated patellar tendon reflex (94%), followed by the Hoffmann sign (81%), Babinski sign (53%), and ankle clonus (35%).
This tool measures the severity of three distinct manifestations of spasticity in SCI: flexorspasm, extensorspasm, and clonus.
During hospitalization, she remained febrile, and hyperactive tendon reflexes developed along with ankle clonus, bilateral Babinski sign, progressive dysphagia, and respiratory failure.
Avoid succinylcholine in this circumstance, however, because a hyperthermic patient with clonus and hyperreflexia is probably already breaking down muscle.
The key abnormal findings on physical examination were tremulousness, hyperreflexia, clonus and pain on flexion of his neck.
The neurological manifestations of atlantoaxial instability include neck pain, gait disturbances, decreased cervical mobility, torticollis, incoordination, spasticity, hyperreflexia, and clonus.
It is useful for the alleviation of signs and symptoms of spasticity resulting from multiple sclerosis, particularly for the relief of flexor spasms and concomitant pain, clonus, and muscular rigidity.
Other pyramidal signs include synkinesias, clonus, and spasticity.
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Her official diagnosis is spasticity and clonus, or rapid repetitive muscle spasms.