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What are myoclonic jerks?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Sudden jumps: Myoclonus is a brief shocklike muscle jerk lasting about a second. It can be focal or widespread and is caused by a problem in the central nervous system. Treatment is best directed to the cause, but meds are available to subdue the jerking.
Answered on Apr 25, 2018

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