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Myoclonic vs. Clonic sezure

Matt Jones jonesmat at physiology.wisc.edu
Mon Mar 4 14:23:30 EST 2002

"Alexis" <I at should.leave> wrote in message news:<Xydg8.2814$st.900800547 at newssvr12.news.prodigy.com>...
> Was hoping someone could tell me how to differentiate (clinically) myoclonic
> and clonic seizures.
> ~~Thanks
> Alexis

Myoclonic involves brief episodes of muscle jerks.

Clonic is sustained repetitive jerking.

Tonic is sustained stiffening due to muscle contraction.

Tonic/clonic is "grand mal" seizure with stiffening followed by
sustained jerking until the seizure stops.


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