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clonus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clonus  \Clo"nus\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  violent,  confused  motion.] 
  (Med.) 
  A  series  of  muscular  contractions  due  to  sudden  stretching  of 
  the  muscle,  --  a  sign  of  certain  neuropathies 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clonus 
  n  :  convulsion  characterized  by  alternating  contractions  and 
  relaxations 




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