Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In pathology, pertaining to or exhibiting clonus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Having an irregular, convulsive motion.
  • adjective (Med.) See under Spasm.

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  • adjective Pertaining to clonus; having irregular, convulsive spasms.

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  • adjective of or relating to abnormal neuromuscular activity characterized by rapidly alternating muscle contraction and relaxation

Etymologies

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From clonus.

Examples

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  • Another type of seizure triggered by sound is called a clonic seizure, which happens for about 10 to 15 seconds during sleep.

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  • But I also have tonic-clonic which is what used to be "Grand Mals" - I hope that helps - I need to get to an expert I told my GP what the Canada epilepsy society wanted passed on to him; "What CENTURY did your GP take his training?"

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  • Central nervous system effects are also common and can vary from agitation to tonic-clonic seizures.

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  • It can manifest as an alteration in mental state, tonic or clonic movements, convulsions, and various other psychic symptoms.

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  • Phenytoin and fosphenytoin are used to control tonic-clonic grand mal and complex-partial seizures in epilepsy.

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  • They are paid to influence our decisions. clonic Says:

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  • Turns out unlike beating yourself up metaphorically or inside, having a grand mal/tonic clonic of extreme flailing causes sprains and strains and bruises and torn muscles and if you are unlucky dislocations.

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  • Most often, though, they fall in a well-documented spectrum of mental and somatic anomalies, from the transient episodes of decreased awareness known as absence (formerly called "petit mal") to the tonic-clonic (or "grand mal") attack characterized by loss of consciousness, collapse and spasmodic stiffening and jerking.

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  • Phenytoin and fosphenytoin are used to control tonic-clonic grand mal and complex-partial seizures in epilepsy.

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  • JM experienced a clonic boom - most unpleasant!

    October 5, 2010

  • Cf. colonic.

    October 5, 2010