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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The callosotomy show better result in control of seizures (Control of generalized tonic clonic seizures rate of 79.
The findings of this study indicated that caraway oil was more potent in delaying myoclonic and clonic seizures and more effective in protecting animals from PTZ-induced death than was the aqueous extract of caraway.
Half a year after finishing the treatment, the patient presented a generalized tonic clonic seizure and he came into our clinic for further investigations.
8 In our series the earliest age of onset of Myoclonic seizures and generalized tonic clonic seizures (GTCS) was ten years and absence seizures at 8 years.
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.
5] The last class included in Gastaut's scheme was unilateral status in which patients had clonic seizures affecting one side of the body.
On the other hand, a comparison of the muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant effects between Diazepam and Guaifenesin in the current study showed that although Guaifenesin at doses of 300 and 400 mg/ kg had more profound effects on muscle relaxation than Diazepam, the effects of Guaifenesin at similar doses in preventing myoclonic and clonic seizures were less marked than those of Diazepam.
Seizures occur as unilateral clonic seizures repeating frequently or lasting for two hours-two days without interruption and do not recur.
Films from the following four behaviors were recorded: starting time of clonic seizures after injection of Primphos (second), Generation time of death after Primphos injection (second), mortality after injection of Primphos (persentage) and type of seizures induced by injection of Primphos (percentage).
Out of 28 cases with ICSOL, 11 cases [40%] presented with simple partial seizures [SPS], 11 cases [40%] had complex partial seizures (CPS) and 6 cases [20%] had generalized tonic clonic seizures [GTCS].