\kəntˈɪnjuːəs mˌa͡ɪəkˈɪmi͡əz], \kəntˈɪnjuːəs mˌaɪəkˈɪmiəz], \k_ə_n_t_ˈɪ_n_j_uː_ə_s m_ˌaɪ_ə_k_ˈɪ_m_iə_z]\
Definitions of CONTINUOUS MYOKYMIAS
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A rare neuromuscular disorder with onset usually in late childhood or early adulthood, characterized by intermittent or continuous widespread involuntary muscle contractions; FASCICULATION; hyporeflexia; MUSCLE CRAMP; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; HYPERHIDROSIS; TACHYCARDIA; and MYOKYMIA. Involvement of pharyngeal or laryngeal muscles may interfere with speech and breathing. The continuous motor activity persists during sleep and general anesthesia (distinguishing this condition from STIFF-PERSON SYNDROME). Familial and acquired (primarily autoimmune) forms have been reported. (From Ann NY Acad Sci 1998 May 13;841:482-496; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1491)
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