Definition of myoclonic in US English:



  • See myoclonus

    • ‘When the myoclonic jerks are unilateral, a more serious condition is often suspected and the diagnosis of benign sleep myoclonus may not be considered.’
    • ‘During a juvenile myoclonic epileptic seizure, the hands, arms or whole body will start jerking, but the person doesn't lose consciousness or awareness.’
    • ‘Cardiac syncope often causes immediate loss of consciousness, tonic stiffening of body and limbs, and often myoclonic jerking.’
    • ‘Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy does not require neuroimaging but does require treatment because of a high rate of recurrent seizures.’
    • ‘Seizures are present in up to 25 percent of patients and may be generalized, focal, myoclonic jerking, or movement induced.’