absence seizure

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absence seizure

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A generalized seizure marked by transient loss of consciousness and the absence of convulsions, occurring mostly in children. Also called petit mal seizure.
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Noun1.absence seizure - the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.absence seizure - the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
ictus, raptus, seizure - a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"
epilepsia minor, petit mal, petit mal epilepsy - epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities); "she has been suffering from petit mal since childhood"
complex absence - an absence seizure accompanied by other abnormalities (atonia or automatisms or vasomotor changes)
pure absence, simple absence - an absence seizure without other complications; followed by 3-per-sec brainwave spikes
subclinical absence - a transient impairment of cortical function demonstrable only by 3-per-second brainwave spikes
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Liwsi Mo Hoyland, a pupil at Ysgol Abercaseg, Bethesda, was just five years old when diagnosed with Atypical Absence Epilepsy last year.
She was diagnosed with juvenile absence epilepsy at the age of nine.
Patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy tend to have similar or better quality of life scores in adulthood in comparison with patients with absence epilepsy except when there are comorbid psychiatric conditions, according to findings from a case-control study.
Side effects- rare cognitive issues, may worsen myoclonic and absence epilepsy, MRI changes in deep gray and white matter, usually transient and asymptomatic, weight gain, fatigue, somnolence, irritability, behavioral changes, psychosis, depression, ataxia; hyperactivity and agitation in children
9) Recurrence risk is lowest in children with childhood absence epilepsy and benign focal epilepsy of childhood and highest in those with symptomatic seizures or history of Todd's paresis following seizures.
Their topics include the role of the somatosensory cortex in pain processing, rehabilitation after stroke using brain-computer interfaces and neurostimulation, mechanism of epileptogenesis in the somatosensory cortex in rats with genetic absence epilepsy, thermo-nociceptive responses evoked by laser pulses in the primary somatosensory cortex, and the regulation of the critical period for whisker lesion-induced barrel structural plasticity in the mouse somatosensory cortex.