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Myoclonus

myoclonus

Twitching or spasm of a muscle or a group of muscles.


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The Fiber Disease

... had an episode of sudden upper air-way obstruction although his radial artery pulsation was maintained, and then suffered from akinetic mutism and myoclonus for 2 years and 5 months, died of bronchopneumonia. Postmortem examination revealed that, in addition to wide distribution of mild neuronal ...

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by London
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:29 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... mean age of death is 57 years but the disease may occur in the late teens and early twenties. At various stages of the progression of the disease, myoclonus with periodic sharp-wave complexes in the EEG appear. In the final stages of the disease, there is an incapacitating dementia, usually with ...

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by elmoscubas
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:59 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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