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Descriptor in English: Myoclonus
Descriptor in Spanish: Mioclonía
Descriptor in Portuguese: Mioclonia
Descriptor in French: Myoclonie
Entry term(s): 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(s): C10.597.350.500
C23.888.592.350.500
Scope note: 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).
Annotation: for "myoclonic seizure" consider MYOCLONUS or EPILEPSY, MYOCLONIC or SPASMS, INFANTILE; note other myoclonus terms are also available
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
History Note: 1963; for MYOCLONIC JERKING use EPILEPSY, MYOCLONIC 1992-1999; for MYOCLONIC JERKING, MASSIVE use SPASMS, INFANTILE 1977-1999
DeCS UI: 9399
Descriptor UI: D009207
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Myoclonus - Preferred
Concept UI M0014345
Scope note 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).
Preferred term Myoclonus
Entry term(s) Jerk, Myoclonic
Jerking, Myoclonic
Jerks, Myoclonic
Myoclonic Jerk
Myoclonic Jerking
Myoclonic Jerks
Myoclonus Simplex - Narrower
Concept UI M0337142
Preferred term Myoclonus Simplex
Entry term(s) Simplex, Myoclonus
Myoclonus, Action - Narrower
Concept UI M0337138
Preferred term Myoclonus, Action
Entry term(s) Action Myoclonus
Myoclonus, Eyelid - Narrower
Concept UI M0337143
Preferred term Myoclonus, Eyelid
Entry term(s) Eyelid Myoclonus
Myoclonus, Intention - Narrower
Concept UI M0337144
Preferred term Myoclonus, Intention
Entry term(s) Intention Myoclonus
Myoclonus, Upper Extremity - Narrower
Concept UI M0337148
Preferred term Myoclonus, Upper Extremity
Entry term(s) Extremity Myoclonus, Upper
Upper Extremity Myoclonus
Polymyoclonus - Narrower
Concept UI M0337141
Preferred term Polymyoclonus
Myoclonus, Nocturnal - Narrower
Concept UI M0337139
Preferred term Myoclonus, Nocturnal
Entry term(s) Myoclonus, Sleep
Nocturnal Myoclonus
Sleep Myoclonus
Myoclonus, Oculopalatal - Narrower
Concept UI M0337146
Preferred term Myoclonus, Oculopalatal
Entry term(s) Oculopalatal Myoclonus
Myoclonus, Palatal - Narrower
Concept UI M0337140
Preferred term Myoclonus, Palatal
Entry term(s) Palatal Myoclonus
Myoclonus, Segmental - Narrower
Concept UI M0337147
Preferred term Myoclonus, Segmental
Entry term(s) Segmental Myoclonus
Myoclonus, Lower Extremity - Narrower
Concept UI M0337145
Preferred term Myoclonus, Lower Extremity
Entry term(s) Extremity Myoclonus, Lower
Lower Extremity Myoclonus



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