paramyoclonus multiplex

paramyoclonus

 [par″ah-mi-ok´lŏ-nus]
a condition characterized by myoclonic contractions of various muscles.
paramyoclonus mul´tiplex a condition characterized by sudden shocklike contractions.

my·oc·lo·nus mul·'ti·plex

an ill-defined disorder marked by rapid and widespread muscle contractions.

Friedreich,

Nikolaus, German neurologist, 1825-1882.
Friedreich ataxia - sclerosis of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord, occurring in children and marked by ataxia in the lower extremities, extending to the upper, followed by paralysis and contractures. Synonym(s): Biemond ataxia; hereditary spinal ataxia
Friedreich disease - an ill-defined disorder marked by rapid and widespread muscle contractions Synonym(s): Friedreich spasms; myoclonus multiplex; paramyoclonus multiplex
Friedreich phenomenon - the tympanitic percussion sound over a pulmonary cavity is slightly raised in pitch on deep inspiration.
Friedreich sign - in adherent pericardium, sudden collapse of the previously distended veins of the neck at each diastole of the heart.
Friedreich spasms - Synonym(s): Friedreich disease

paramyoclonus

a condition characterized by myoclonic contractions of various muscles.

paramyoclonus multiplex
a condition characterized by sudden shocklike contractions.