clonus

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Clonus \Clo"nus\, noun [NL., fr. Gr. klo'nos violent, confused motion.] (Med.) A series of muscular contractions due to sudden stretching of the muscle, -- a sign of certain neuropathies. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

clonus

noun

1: convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations


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