myokymic discharge

myokymic discharge
patterns of grouped or repetitive discharges of motor unit action potentials sometimes seen in myokymia. The most common type is groups of single units firing at a uniform rate interspersed with silent periods. A less common pattern is continuously recurring multiple discharges.

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  • repetitive discharge — multiple recurrences of an action potential in similar forms; examples are double d., triple d., multiple d., myokymic d., and myotonic d. Called also iterative d …   Medical dictionary

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