Clonus meaning

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An abnormality in neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscular contraction and relaxation.
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A series of muscle spasms induced by sudden stretching or certain nervous diseases.
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An abnormality in neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscular contraction and relaxation.
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(medicine) A muscular spasm with regular contractions.
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Origin of clonus

  • New Latin from Greek klonos turmoil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, from Greek κλονος ‘turmoil’.

    From Wiktionary