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What are myoclonic seizures?

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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Generalized Seizure

Myoclonic seizures are a type of generalized convulsive seizure characterized by brief, repetitive muscle contractions.
(the prefix myo- means muscle.) they usually involve both sides of the cerebral cortex.

In brief: Generalized Seizure

Myoclonic seizures are a type of generalized convulsive seizure characterized by brief, repetitive muscle contractions.
(the prefix myo- means muscle.) they usually involve both sides of the cerebral cortex.
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Dr. Dawn Eliashiv
Neurology

In brief: Type of seizures

Myoclonic seizures are usually a type of primary generalized seizures where there are often early morning jerks at times followed by a generalized seizure.
They usually respond well to medications like Depakote and lamotrigine.

In brief: Type of seizures

Myoclonic seizures are usually a type of primary generalized seizures where there are often early morning jerks at times followed by a generalized seizure.
They usually respond well to medications like Depakote and lamotrigine.
Dr. Dawn Eliashiv
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