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Axial myoclonus of propriospinal origin.

Abstract:

Three patients are described with nonrhythmic repetitive axial myoclonic jerks causing symmetric flexion of the neck, trunk, hips and knees. No electrophysiological evidence of a cortical or brainstem reticular origin for the myoclonus was found. In the first patient the axial jerks only occurred spontaneously. The latencies of recruitment of spinal segments during a jerk indicated that the discharge arose in the mid thoracic cord and then slowly spread at about 5 ms-1 up and down the cord to...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Thompson, PD More by this author
Rothwell, JC More by this author
Marsden, CD More by this author
Journal:
Brain : a journal of neurology
Volume:
114 ( Pt 1A)
Pages:
197-214
Publication date:
1991-02-05
EISSN:
1460-2156
ISSN:
0006-8950
URN:
uuid:2f038b52-7216-4b6c-9215-d8ed7673db76
Source identifiers:
369012
Local pid:
pubs:369012

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