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myoclonus

[mī′äk·lə·nəs]
(medicine)
Clonic muscle spasm.
Any disorder characterized by scattered, irregular, arrhythmic muscle spasms.
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Generalized tonic-clonic seizure along with myoclonic jerks (38.7%), flexor spasms (30.5%) and in combination (28%) were type of seizures.
Mutations of neuronal voltage-gated Na+ channel alpha 1 subunit gene SCN1A in core severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI) and in borderline SMEI (SMEB).
The age of onset for myoclonic seizures ranged from 11 to 27 years, with the average age of 21 years at onset.
No further recurrence of myoclonic jerks was noted at the end of the 6 month follow-up.
Cendes, "Thalamic dysfunction in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: a proton MRS study," Epilepsia, vol.
The present study showed that generalized seizures (58%) were most common followed by focal (32%), absence (4%), unclassified (4%)and myoclonic seizures (1%), infantile spasm (1%) (p value 0.174).
The nonspecific myoclonic tremor in upper extremities continued with no obvious improvement.
The study groups consisted of 26 patients with treatment-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLEHS) (11 male, 15 female) and 28 patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) (6 male, 22 female).
Global Markets Direct's, 'Dravet Syndrome (Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy) - Pipeline Review, H1 2016', provides an overview of the Dravet Syndrome (Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy) pipeline landscape.
When 28 cats with FARS took levetiracetam for three months, the researchers found that all of them had 50 percent fewer days in which they experienced myoclonic seizures--brief, shock-like jerks of a muscle or group of muscles.
When Zara was 12, she was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, also known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI).