noun. convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations.
Sentences with clonus
1. Noun, singular or mass
In both of these cases, a stroke or tumor on one side of the brain will cause weakness and clonus on the opposite side of the body.
2. Noun, plural
Common causes of clonus are multiple sclerosis, strokes, tumors and trauma.
3. Verb, base form
The loss of this material -- a process called demyelination -- disrupts nerve signals between the brain and spinal cord, leading to clonus**.