Definition of clonic in English:

clonic

adjective

Medicine
  • See clonus

    • ‘All 15 patients had generalised rhythmic myoclonic ‘seizures’ but eight had also had focal clonic episodes affecting various sites.’
    • ‘This is followed by alternating periods of muscle spasm and relaxation (the clonic phase) which usually lasts 1 to 3 minutes.’
    • ‘Occasionally, mild clonic seizures occur, but a seizure work-up is not indicated unless other signs point in this direction.’
    • ‘A two-year-old girl presented with a generalized seizure with tonic - clonic movements of all extremities.’
    • ‘During the clonic phase, pulse and blood pressure increase substantially, resulting in an increase in rate pressure product.’

Pronunciation

clonic

/ˈkləʊnɪk/