Definitions

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  • n. An involuntary spontaneous quivering of part of a muscle, insufficient to move a joint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pathological condition in which slow, wave-like contractions pass from one end to the other of a muscle without locomotor effect.

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Examples

  • This is one of the systemic reactions to the venom, called myokymia or fasciculations.

    The Santa Barbara Independent stories

  • The more general systemic effects of a rattlesnake bite may manifest as nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, myokymia/fasciculation (the muscle ripple effect), perioral numbness (tissues around the mouth and the Novocain-like response), and a metallic taste.

    The Santa Barbara Independent stories

  • She advised patients with eyelid myokymia to relax, get adequate sleep and cut down on caffeine and alcohol.

    TODAYonline

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