clonus definition

  • noun:
    • An abnormality in neuromuscular task described as quickly alternating muscular contraction and relaxation.
    • a muscular spasm with regular contractions
    • a few muscular contractions because of unexpected stretching associated with the muscle tissue, -- an indication of specific neuropathies.
    • In pathology, alternating contractions and relaxations of a muscle following the other person in significantly fast succession. See clonic spasm and ankle-clonus.
    • convulsion described as alternating contractions and relaxations

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