Myoclonic vs. Clonic sezure

Nancy Holgate NEHolgate at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 7 18:00:04 EST 2002


in article Xydg8.2814$st.900800547 at newssvr12.news.prodigy.com, Alexis at
I at should.leave wrote on 3/2/02 1:50 PM:

> Was hoping someone could tell me how to differentiate (clinically) myoclonic
> and clonic seizures.
> ~~Thanks
> 
> 
> Alexis
> 
> 
>From Neidermeyer:

"The term "Myoclonic" stresses the singular nature (one distant jerk),
whereas "clonic" refers refers to the repetitive type of muscular
twitching."

Hope this helps.


Nancy Holgate R. EEG T.




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