Pathophysiology and Treatment of Myoclonus

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Abstract

Myoclonus is defined as sudden, brief, shock-like, involuntary movements caused by muscular contractions or inhibitions. Etiologic classification organizes the myoclonus disorders and provides major categories of clinical presentation. However, classifying myoclonus according to its source provides insight about its pathophysiology. The best strategy for symptomatic treatment is derived from defining the pathophysiology by way of source physiologic classification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-777
Number of pages21
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009

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Myoclonus
Dyskinesias
Muscle Contraction
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Keywords

  • Electrophysiology
  • Motor Cortex
  • Myoclonus
  • Pathophysiology
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Pathophysiology and Treatment of Myoclonus. / Caviness, John Nathaniel.

In: Neurologic Clinics, Vol. 27, No. 3, 08.2009, p. 757-777.

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