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Clonus is the name for involuntary rhythmic contractions of muscles or muscle groups. The term is from the Greek for "violent, confused motion". Cloni can happen as a sign of certain neurological conditions, such as epilepsy, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. They can also be a sign that the spinal cord was damaged. Cloni can also occur as a reaction to certain drugs.

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