Myoclonus vs Seizure - What's the difference?

myoclonus | seizure |


As nouns the difference between myoclonus and seizure

is that myoclonus is (medicine) the brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles while seizure is the act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.

myoclonus

English

Noun

(en-noun) (wikipedia myoclonus)
  • (medicine) The brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles.
  • Hyponyms

    * hiccup * hypnic jerk

    Derived terms

    * myoclonia * myoclonic

    seizure

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (Search and seizure) (wikipedia seizure)
  • The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
  • the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
    The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
  • * 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter VII
  • As yet there had been no alarm of fever. The three seizures had excited some comment, however, and had it not been for the counter-excitement of the burning ship, it is possible that Pine's precaution would have been thrown away
  • A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
  • He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.
  • A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
  • He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.
  • (obsolete) retention within one's grasp or power; possession; ownership
  • * Dryden
  • Make o'er thy honour by a deed of trust, / And give me seizure of the mighty wealth.
  • That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.