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Descriptor English:   Myoclonus 
Descriptor Spanish:   Mioclonía 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Mioclonia 
Synonyms English:   Action Myoclonus
Extremity Myoclonus, Lower
Extremity Myoclonus, Upper
Eyelid Myoclonus
Intention Myoclonus
Jerk, Myoclonic
Jerking, Myoclonic
Jerks, Myoclonic
Lower Extremity Myoclonus
Myoclonic Jerk
Myoclonic Jerking
Myoclonic Jerks
Myoclonus Simplex
Myoclonus, Action
Myoclonus, Eyelid
Myoclonus, Intention
Myoclonus, Lower Extremity
Myoclonus, Nocturnal
Myoclonus, Oculopalatal
Myoclonus, Palatal
Myoclonus, Segmental
Myoclonus, Sleep
Myoclonus, Upper Extremity
Nocturnal Myoclonus
Oculopalatal Myoclonus
Palatal Myoclonus
Polymyoclonus
Segmental Myoclonus
Simplex, Myoclonus
Sleep Myoclonus
Upper Extremity Myoclonus  
Tree Number:   C10.597.350.500
C23.888.592.350.500
Definition English:   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). 
Indexing Annotation English:   for "myoclonic seizure" consider MYOCLONUS or EPILEPSY, MYOCLONIC or SPASMS, INFANTILE; note other myoclonus terms are also available
History Note English:   1963; for MYOCLONIC JERKING use EPILEPSY, MYOCLONIC 1992-1999; for MYOCLONIC JERKING, MASSIVE use SPASMS, INFANTILE 1977-1999 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   9399 
Unique Identifier:   D009207 

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