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clonus

Pronunciation: klo'nus

Definition: A form of movement marked by contractions and relaxations of a muscle, occurring in rapid succession seen with, among other conditions, spasticity and some seizure disorders.

[G. klonos, a tumult]

See Also: contraction

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