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medication -  A substance used to treat disease, injury or pain.
Meningitis -  Inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord caused by a bacteria or virus.
Midazolam -  Also known as Hypnovel. It is a short acting medication (benzodiazepine) used in the management of acute or prolonged seizures outside the hospital setting.
Monotherapy -  Taking only one medication.
Motor -  refers to motion or movement
MRI -  Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This imaging technique creates detailed pictures of the inside of the body and the brain without the use of xrays. It is used for diagnosis and can help to identify particular structures of the brain and detect abnormalities.
Myoclonic jerks -  brief shock-like jerks of a muscle or group of muscles.
Myoclonic seizures -  These are generalised onset seizures characterised by sudden, brief, muscle contractions. Often involving the muscles of the upper body, but can involve lower body or all groups of muscles.