"Myoclonus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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).
- Myoclonic Jerking
- Jerking, Myoclonic
- Myoclonic Jerk
- Jerk, Myoclonic
- Jerks, Myoclonic
- Myoclonic Jerks
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Myoclonus" by people in Profiles.
Epileptic spasms in epilepsy with myoclonic-atonic seizures (Doose syndrome). Epileptic Disord. 2016 Sep 01; 18(3):289-96.
Anticholinergic responsive cyclic myoclonus. Mov Disord. 2013 Mar; 28(3):401-2.
The incidence and prevalence of myoclonus in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Mayo Clin Proc. 1999 Jun; 74(6):565-9.
Isolated myoclonic alien hand as the sole presentation of pathologically established Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: a report of two patients. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1997 Sep; 63(3):404-7.
Hemodialysis removal of acyclovir. Vet Hum Toxicol. 1995 Jun; 37(3):233-4.
Antibodies to ACTH in opsoclonus-myoclonus. Neuropediatrics. 1993 Jun; 24(3):131-3.
Encephalopathy in chronic renal failure responsive to deferoxamine therapy. Another manifestation of aluminum neurotoxicity. Arch Intern Med. 1986 Oct; 146(10):2063-4.
Familial nocturnal cramping. Sleep. 1986; 9(1):54-60.
Neurotoxicity of meperidine. Ann Emerg Med. 1985 Oct; 14(10):1007-9.
Gamma hydroxybutyrate. Correlation of serum and cerebrospinal fluid levels with electroencephalographic and behavioral effects. Neurology. 1976 Jan; 26(1):51-6.