\ɪntˈɛnʃən mˈa͡ɪəklˌə͡ʊnəs], \ɪntˈɛnʃən mˈaɪəklˌəʊnəs], \ɪ_n_t_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n m_ˈaɪ_ə_k_l_ˌəʊ_n_ə_s]\
Definitions of INTENTION MYOCLONUS
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Involuntary shock-like contractions, irregular in rhythm and amplitude, followed by relaxation, of a muscle or a group of muscles. This condition may be a feature of some CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS DISEASES (e.g., EPILEPSY, MYOCLONIC). Nocturnal myoclonus may represent a normal physiologic event or occur as the principal feature of the NOCTURNAL MYOCLONUS SYNDROME. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp102-3).
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Marcy, Randolph B.
- (1812-1887), served Mexican War, and brevetted major-general for services during Civil War. From 1869 to 1881 he was inspector-general. published "Exploration of the Red River" in 1852.