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Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile
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A disorder characterized by the onset of myoclonus in adolescence, a marked increase in the incidence of absence seizures (see EPILEPSY, ABSENCE), and generalized major motor seizures (see EPILEPSY, TONIC-CLONIC). The myoclonic episodes tend to occur shortly after awakening. Seizures tend to be aggravated by sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption. Hereditary and sporadic forms have been identified. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p323)
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Adolescent Myoclonic Epilepsy
Epilepsy, Myoclonic Juvenile
Epilepsy, Myoclonic, Juvenile
Impulsive Petit Mal Epilepsy
Impulsive Petit Mal, Janz
JME (Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy)
Janz Impulsive Petit Mal
Janz Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
Janz Syndrome
Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy of Janz
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Adolescent
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile, 1
Petit Mal, Impulsive
Petit Mal, Impulsive, Janz
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Epilepsies, Myoclonic (1977-1999)
Epilepsy, Absence (1975-1999)
Myoclonus (1975-1999)
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Myoclonic Epilepsy, Juvenile Preferred
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