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Mesh term Myoclonus

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Dyskinesias

Description

Involuntary shock-like contractions, irregular in rhythm and amplitude, followed by relaxation, of a muscle or a group of muscles. This condition may be a feature of some CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; (e.g., EPILEPSY, MYOCLONIC). Nocturnal myoclonus is the principal feature of the NOCTURNAL MYOCLONUS SYNDROME. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp102-3).


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Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome


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jenkins-FCD Prod-388 89e904233d719332173309c68ab82b0b2a78a3a7