Skip navigation

Disease Myoclonus

Name Myoclonus
Synonyms Action Myoclonus | Extremity Myoclonus, Lower | Extremity Myoclonus, Upper | Eyelid Myoclonus | Intention Myoclonus | Jerking, Myoclonic | Jerk, Myoclonic | Jerks, Myoclonic | Lower Extremity Myoclonus | Myoclonic Jerk | Myoclonic Jerking | Myoclonic Jerks | Myoclonus, Action | Myoclonus, Eyelid | Myoclonus, Intention | Myoclonus, Lower Extremity | Myoclonus, Nocturnal | Myoclonus, Oculopalatal | Myoclonus, Palatal | Myoclonus, Segmental | Myoclonus Simplex | Myoclonus, Sleep | Myoclonus, Upper Extremity | Nocturnal Myoclonus | Oculopalatal Myoclonus | Palatal Myoclonus | Polymyoclonus | Segmental Myoclonus | Simplex, Myoclonus | Sleep Myoclonus | Upper Extremity Myoclonus
Definition 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).
Categories Nervous system disease | Signs and symptoms
MeSH® ID D009207

Top ↑ Ancestors

1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Dyskinesias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Myoclonus Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesPathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Dyskinesias Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Myoclonus Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

Top ↑ Descendants

Myoclonus Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Branchial Myoclonus with Spastic Paraparesis and Cerebellar Ataxia
  Convulsive Disorder, Familial, with Prenatal or Early Onset
  EPILEPSY, PROGRESSIVE MYOCLONIC, 4, WITH OR WITHOUT RENAL FAILURE Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Feigenbaum Bergeron Richardson syndrome
  Herrmann syndrome
  Jankovic Rivera syndrome
  Myoclonus, Cerebellar Ataxia, and Deafness
  Nystagmus, Myoclonic
View node Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes