There are, besides, during a paroxysm, general muscular trembling and clonic spasms of the muscles of the trunk and extremities.
Eyelid tics (says Parinaud) are known to ophthalmologists as clonic blepharospasms.
The objective manifestation of tic is a clonic or tonic convulsive movement, an anomaly by excess of muscular contraction.
In both, the tonic with clonic convulsions were observed after a sufficient quantity of caffein was administered.
There were first clonic, then tonic convulsions, and finally opisthotonus was fully developed.
These attacks were accompanied by frequent epileptic fits and clonic convulsion of certain muscles.
clonic, klon′ik, adj. pertaining to clonus, with alternate convulsive contractions and relaxations of the muscles (of spasms)—opp.
The clonic spasms may be so severe as to rupture muscles or even to fracture one of the long bones.
However, the clonic nature of the spasm should prevent such an error.
Trismus is not uncommon, and clonic spasms frequently affect the limbs.
clonic clon·ic (klŏn'ĭk, klō'nĭk)
Of the nature of clonus, marked by contraction and relaxation of muscle.