#104 myoclonus & generalized myoclonic seizures

closed-rejected
nobody
None
2
2013-02-16
2012-11-24
Chris Mungall
No

These two have identical logical definitions in human-phenotype-xp:

HP:0001336 ! Myoclonus [DEF: "Very brief, involuntary random muscular contractions occurring at rest, in response to sensory stimuli, or accompanying voluntary movements."]
HP:0002123 ! Generalized myoclonic seizures [DEF: "Seizures with sudden, brief (< 100 msec) involuntary single or multiple contraction(s) of muscles(s) or muscle groups of variable topography (axial, proximal limb, distal)."]

Remove one - presumably the xp for HP:0002123.

Note that these two terms are unrelated in HP, except at the level of abnormaluty of the nervous system. Time for a new relationship type?

Discussion

  • Myoclonus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myoclonus) and generalized myoclonic seizures are in fact different items, as the English language definitions imply. The latter is characterized by movement abnormalities resembling the former but additionally have loss of conciousness (generalized seizure),
    I do not at the moment think we have a strategy for E/Q definitions of seizures. I am going to take this discussion to the pato list, it will require some thought.

     
    • status: open --> closed-rejected
     
  • Myoclonus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myoclonus) and generalized
    myoclonic seizures are in fact different items, as the English language
    definitions imply. The latter is characterized by movement abnormalities
    resembling the former but additionally have loss of conciousness
    (generalized seizure),
    I do not at the moment think we have a strategy for E/Q definitions of
    seizures. I am going to take this discussion to the pato list, it will
    require some thought.