Myoclonus vs Seizure - What's the difference?
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.
(medicine) The brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles.
* hypnic jerk
(Search and seizure
The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
- the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
* 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter VII
- The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
- 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 onset of pain or emotion.
- He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.
(obsolete) retention within one's grasp or power; possession; ownership
- He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.
That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
- Make o'er thy honour by a deed of trust, / And give me seizure of the mighty wealth.