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myokymia

Pronunciation: mi'o-ki'me-a

Definition: Continuous involuntary quivering or rippling of muscles at rest, caused by spontaneous, repetitive firing of groups of motor unit potentials.

Synonym(s): fibrillary chorea, Morvan chorea

[myo- + G. kyma, wave]

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