tonic-clonic seizure

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tonic-clonic seizure

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A generalized seizure marked by convulsions and loss of consciousness. Also called grand mal seizure.
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Her fits vary in severity, but whenever she has the most serious kind - a tonic clonic seizure, where the body is entirely rigid and then experiences uncontrolled jerking - she has never come back round on her own without her medication.
Focal seizures are short-lived and often referred to as an aura or warning sign, preceding a focal dyscognitive or generalized tonic clonic seizure (known as the ictal phase).
We report a case of a 25 year-old man who came into our clinic for a generalized tonic clonic seizure.
Seizure Threshold is empherically defined as the minimal electrical dose that induces generalised tonic clonic seizure activity.
The first time he had a tonic clonic seizure I was putting a tent up for him in the garden and turned around to find him lying in a gap between the patio and the grass.
Most people think about a tonic clonic seizure when they imagine an epileptic seizure.
As an example of routine daily practice, consider the case of a patient presenting with a generalized tonic clonic seizure (GTCS) and/ or dialeptic seizure, in which the only manifestation is a loss of awareness and unresponsiveness.
The most common type of generalized seizure to happen in this case is a tonic clonic seizure.
In this study the common seizures types were combination of generalized tonic clonic seizure with myoclonic seizures in 62.
Here also forceful contractions of the axial musculature in a generalized tonic clonic seizure produce hyperflexion of spine leading to fractures, especially of the thoracic vertebra (6).