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1. Marked by or having the nature of convulsions.
2. Having or producing convulsions.

con·vul′sive·ly adv.
con·vul′sive·ness n.


(kənˈvʌl sɪv)

1. of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms.
2. producing or accompanied by convulsions.
[1605–15; < Latin]
con•vul′sive•ly, adv.
con•vul′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.convulsive - affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
2.convulsive - resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent; "a convulsive rage"; "convulsive laughter"
violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"


adjective jerky, violent, sporadic, fitful, spasmodic, paroxysmal Convulsive sobs racked her body.
مُتَشَنِّج، مُضْطَـرب
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[kənˈvʌlsɪv] ADJ [movement] → convulsivo; [laughter] → incontenible


[kənˈvʌlsɪv] adj [movement, action, sob] → convulsif/ive


adjkonvulsiv(isch) (spec), → Krampf-; movement alsokrampfhaft; convulsive laughterLachkrämpfe pl


[kənˈvʌlsɪv] adj (movement, laughter) → convulso/a (Med) → convulsivo/a


(kənˈvals) verb
to shake violently. convulsed with laughter.
conˈvulsive (-siv) adjective
conˈvulsively adverb
conˈvulsion (-ʃən) noun
(often in plural) a sudden stiffening or jerking of the muscles of the body.
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Unless you're on the floor having a convulsive seizure and foaming at the mouth - people don't realise they could be suffering epilepsy,' said Anna, 32, who grew up in Radlett, Hertfordshire, and now lives in a flat in Windsor Quay, Cardiff Bay, and is studying to be a counsellor at Barry College.
Half of all Americans (49%) wrongly believe that an appropriate first aid response to someone having a convulsive seizure is to put a spoon or something else in the person's mouth to prevent him or her from swallowing or biting the tongue.
When a convulsive seizure occurs in a child not known to have seizures.
If they have auras (warnings before the seizure occurs), they need to understand that these may lead to a bigger or convulsive seizure and to let an adult know about them when they occur.
A Convulsive Seizure is also known as a Tonic-Clonic Seizure, formerly referred to as a Grand Mal Seizure.
Typically, a convulsive seizure will start with a hoarse cry (caused by air being forced out of the lungs by contracting muscles), a stiffening of the whole body, shallow or no breathing, followed by massive muscle jerks of the whole body.
The researchers later injected the rats with pilocarpine, a drug that causes status epilepticus (SE), a convulsive seizure, shortly after injection.
They may in rare instances become secondarily generalized, progressing to a convulsive seizure.
This will allow for seizure help requests to be automatically sent upon the onset of an unexpected convulsive seizure.
That's why I am in full support of the new Epilepsy Ireland TV campaign and hope that as many people as possible can 'Be Seizure Aware' by remembering the acronym, TEAM, when responding to a convulsive seizure.