myoclonus epilepsy

myoclonus epilepsy
myoclonus epilepsy n MYOCLONIC EPILEPSY

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  • myoclonus epilepsy — noun epilepsy characterized by clonus of muscle groups and progressive mental deterioration and genetic origin • Syn: ↑Lafora s disease • Hypernyms: ↑epilepsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myoclonus — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G25.3 ICD 9 333.2 …   Wikipedia

  • Epilepsy — Epileptic redirects here. For the graphic novel, see Epileptic (graphic novel). Epilepsia redirects here. For the journal, see Epilepsia (journal). Epilepsy Classification and external resources Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in EEG …   Wikipedia

  • Epilepsy — (seizure disorder): When nerve cells in the brain fire electrical impulses at a rate of up to four times higher than normal, this causes a sort of electrical storm in the brain, known as a seizure. A pattern of repeated seizures is referred to as …   Medical dictionary

  • Myoclonus — A condition of abnormal contraction of muscles or portions of muscles. * * * One or a series of shock like contractions of a group of muscles, of variable regularity, synchrony, and symmetry, generally due to a central nervous system lesion. [myo …   Medical dictionary

  • myoclonus — n. a sudden spasm of the muscles. Occasional myoclonic jerks occur between seizures in patients with idiopathic epilepsy, and myoclonus is a major feature of some progressive neurological illnesses with extensive degeneration of the brain cells… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Progressive myoclonic epilepsy — Classification and external resources ICD 9 333.2 MeSH D020191 Progressive myo …   Wikipedia

  • myoclonic epilepsy — n : epilepsy marked by myoclonic seizures: as a) juvenile myoclonic epilepsy b) lafora disease * * * myoclonus epilepsy any of a group of disorders, of varying etiologies, in which seizures (epilepsy) are accompanied by muscle contractions… …   Medical dictionary

  • epileptic myoclonus — myoclonus occurring as part of an epileptic aura or seizure; see myoclonic epilepsy under epilepsy …   Medical dictionary

  • reflex myoclonus — myoclonus in response to an external stimulus; see also cortical reflex m. and reflex epilepsy …   Medical dictionary

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