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Alzheimer\'s and Twitching/Jerking

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Myoclonic disorders: a practical approach for diagnosis and treatment

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Myoclonus is a sudden, brief, involuntary muscle jerk. It is caused by abrupt muscle contraction, in the case of positive myoclonus, or by sudden cessation of ongoing muscular activity, in the case of READ MORE
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3036960/

Myoclonus Fact Sheet (from NINDS/NIH)

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What is myoclonus? Myoclonus describes a symptom and generally is not a diagnosis of a disease. It refers to sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. Myoclonic twitches or jerks READ MORE
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myoclonus/myoclonus.htm

Myoclonus (from Wikipedia)

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Myoclonus is brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles. It describes a medical sign and, generally, is not a diagnosis of a disease. The myoclonic twitches are usually caused by s READ MORE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myoclonus
Alzheimer's patients may develop a type of seizure, called myoclonus, that can range from small muscle twitches to severe, repetitive jerking of one or more limbs. (See also Alzheimer's and Seizures.)
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