"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.
Rodriguez-Porcel F, Ciarlariello VB, Dwivedi AK, Lovera L, Da Prat G, Lopez-Castellanos R, Suri R, Laub H, Walker RH, Barsottini O, Pedroso JL, Espay AJ. Movement Disorders in Prionopathies: A Systematic Review. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2019; 9.
Merchant SH, Vial F, Leodori G, Fahn S, Pullman SL, Hallett M. A novel exaggerated "spino-bulbo-spinal like" reflex of lower brainstem origin. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2019 04; 61:34-38.
Kutluay E, Pakoz B, Beydoun A. Reversible facial myoclonus with topiramate therapy for epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2007 Oct; 48(10):2001-2.
Basco WT, Abboud M, Holden KR. Opsoclonus-myoclonus and recurrent neuroblastoma. J Pediatr. 1995 May; 126(5 Pt 1):847-8.
Reddy RV, Moorthy SS, Dierdorf SF, Deitch RD, Link L. Excitatory effects and electroencephalographic correlation of etomidate, thiopental, methohexital, and propofol. Anesth Analg. 1993 Nov; 77(5):1008-11.