miryachit


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mir·yach·it

(mēr-yach'it),
A nervous affliction observed in Siberia. See: jumping disease.
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mir·yach·it

(mēr-yach'it)
A nervous affliction observed in Siberia.
See: jumping disease
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miryachit

(mir-e'a-chit) [Russian]
A neurological disorder described first in Siberia, in which patients have an exaggerated startle response after being stimulated. It has some relationship to the Jumping Frenchmen of Maine and hyperekplexia.
Synonym: saltatory spasm
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