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myoclonus

noun [U] uk   /ˌmaɪ.əˈkləʊ.nəs/ us    /mɑɪˈɑk.lə.nəs/ specialized
sudden short movements of a muscle or group of muscles that you cannot control: myoclonus epilepsy Opioids occasionally cause myoclonus, seizures, and hallucinations.Disorders of muscles and the nervous system
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