myocerosis my·o·ce·ro·sis (mī’ō-sə-rō’sĭs)
Waxy degeneration of the muscles.
[mahy-uh-kloh-nee-uh] /ˌmaɪ əˈkloʊ ni ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. a disease characterized by . myoclonia my·o·clo·ni·a (mī’ə-klō’nē-ə) n. Any of various disorders characterized by myoclonus.
- Myoclonic astatic epilepsy
myoclonic astatic epilepsy n. A form of petit mal occurring in children with neurologic disabilities and mental retardation and characterized by atonic seizures and tonic-clonic attacks that generally are not halted by medication.
- Myoclonic jerk
noun an involuntary contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles, as when dropping off to sleep or getting hiccups Examples Myoclonic jerks are also a sign of a number of neurological disorders. See hypnagogic jerk Word Origin 1968
[mahy-ok-luh-nuh s] /maɪˈɒk lə nəs/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abrupt spasm or twitch of a muscle or group of muscles, occurring in some neurological diseases. myoclonus my·oc·lo·nus (mī-ŏk’lə-nəs) n. A sudden shocklike twitching of muscles or parts of muscles without any rhythm or pattern, occurring in various brain disorders. my’o·clon’ic (mī’ə-klŏn’ĭk) adj.