absence seizure


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absence seizure

n.
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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Whether it is a Grand Mal or an Absence seizure, it is so scary to see someone who is there with you 100% the one minute--and then instantly fall to the ground or stare into space the next.
On November 5 2014, Richie Lannon and his wife Amy (both 32) were dealt a severe blow after their two-month-old baby, Grace, had an absence seizure.
more green areas the better MUM OF DAUGHTER WITH EPILEPSY PRAISES SCHOOL MARY BOOTH: Brilliant school every school should have seizure first aid training from absence seizure to tonic clonic every type
While talking to him I had one of my panic attacks but once it had finished the GP asked how often I had them and said he did think it was a panic attack but an absence seizure.
In an absence seizure, the person looks as if they are daydreaming.
Dr Cope's grant of pounds 184,017 from Epilepsy Research UK will fund a three-year project which will look at the changes in cells that occur when an absence seizure occurs and also to look at the mechanisms that cause these changes.
9] This reduction raises the threshold for repetitive activity in the thalamus and inhibits corticothalamic relay transmission, reducing absence seizure activity.
Normally, the concentration just goes and I have something called an absence seizure.
Seizure Response Dogs can get help (retrieve a phone, tap a K-9 rescue phone button which calls the operator and then 911, bark for help), reorient a person after a seizure, nudge a person who is having an absence seizure, provide emotional support, carry meds and client information.
During an absence seizure (petit mal) there's momentary loss of consciousness without abnormal movements.
For instance, if the child were having an absence seizure, it will probably be very brief and characterized by a blank stare.