Definition of paramyoclonus in English:

paramyoclonus

noun

Medicine
  • More fully "paramyoclonus multiplex". An inherited (autosomal dominant) form of myoclonus beginning early in life, involving chiefly the muscles of face, neck, trunk, and proximal limbs, and having a non-progressive course without associated neurological symptoms.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Brain: a journal of neurology. From para- + myo- + clonus, after scientific Latin paramyoklonus.

Pronunciation

paramyoclonus

/ˌparəmʌɪə(ʊ)ˈkləʊnəs/