The denominations "myoclonus," "muscular dystrophy," "degenerate," are alike inconvenient.
It is more especially the association of epilepsy with the ill-defined group of myoclonus that we propose to discuss.
According to Maurice Dide, myoclonus, which he calls motor petit mal, occurs in five per cent.
If several muscles are implicated, the condition is one of multiple myospasm or myoclonus.
myoclonus my·oc·lo·nus (mī-ŏk'lə-nəs)
A sudden shocklike twitching of muscles or parts of muscles without any rhythm or pattern, occurring in various brain disorders.