Clonic spasm
Clonic Clon"ic, a. [Gr. klo`nos a violent, confused motion; cf. F. clonique.] (Med.) Having an irregular, convulsive motion. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Clonic spasm}. (Med.) See under {Spasm}. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • clonic spasm — Med. See under spasm (def. 1). [1840 50] * * * clonic spasm, = clonus. (Cf. ↑clonus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • clonic spasm — a spasm consisting of clonic contractions; see also clonus …   Medical dictionary

  • clonic spasm — Med. See under spasm (def. 1). [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Spasm — Spasm, n. [F. spasme, L. spasmus, Gr. ?, from ?, ?, to draw, to cause convulsion. Cf. {Span}, v. t.] 1. (Med.) An involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers. [1913 Webster] Note: Spasm are usually either… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spasm of the chest — Spasm Spasm, n. [F. spasme, L. spasmus, Gr. ?, from ?, ?, to draw, to cause convulsion. Cf. {Span}, v. t.] 1. (Med.) An involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers. [1913 Webster] Note: Spasm are usually either …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clonic — Clon ic, a. [Gr. klo nos a violent, confused motion; cf. F. clonique.] (Med.) Having an irregular, convulsive motion. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] {Clonic spasm}. (Med.) See under {Spasm}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spasm — [spaz′əm] n. [ME spasme < MFr < L spasmus < Gr spasmos < span, to draw, pull, wrench: see SPAN1] 1. a sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contraction: a tonic spasm is persistent and sustained, and a clonic spasm is one of a… …   English World dictionary

  • clonic — Relating to or characterized by clonus. * * * clon·ic klän ik adj exhibiting, relating to, or involving clonus <clonic contraction> <clonic spasm> clo·nic·i·ty klō nis ət ē, klä n, pl ties * * * adj. of, relating to, or resembling… …   Medical dictionary

  • spasm — Synonyms and related words: Jacksonian epilepsy, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, abscess, access, ache, aching, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, acute pain, ado, affect epilepsy, agitation, ague, akinetic epilepsy, amok, anemia,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spasm — /spaz euhm/, n. 1. Pathol. a sudden, abnormal, involuntary muscular contraction, consisting of a continued muscular contraction (tonic spasm) or of a series of alternating muscular contractions and relaxations (clonic spasm). 2. any sudden, brief …   Universalium

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