Definition of “myoclonus” - English Dictionary

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“myoclonus” in British English

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myoclonusnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmaɪ.əˈkləʊ.nəs/ us /maɪˈɑː.klə.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.

(Definition of “myoclonus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)