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Medical Term:

myoclonus

Pronunciation: mi-ok'lo-nus, mi-o-klo'nus

Definition: One or a series of shocklike contractions of a group of muscles, of variable regularity, synchrony, and symmetry, generally due to a central nervous system lesion.

[myo- + G. klonos, tumult]

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