A form of epilepsy (seizure) associated with jerky movements that are often difficult to control.
A brief muscle jerk resulting from an abnormal discharge of brain electrical activity; usually involves muscles on both sides of the body, most often the shoulders or upper arms.
Sudden brief, shocklike jerking of muscle groups in the hand, leg, shoulder, or entire body. May occur as a single seizure or a cluster of seizures.Often occur in a variety of epilepsy syndromes.
mental deterioration with myoclonus, as seen in disorders such as Alpers' disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, and Alzheimer's disease.