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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.
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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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The percentage of patients whose convulsive seizure frequency fell by at least 50 per cent was 43 per cent with cannabidiol and 27 per cent with placebo.
His focal seizures, evidenced by subtle automatisms, quickly developed into a bilateral, convulsive seizure involving both tonic and clonic components.
The trial results demonstrated that the drug had a significant impact on reducing monthly convulsive seizure frequency in comparison to a placebo in highly treatment-resistant children when administered alongside existing treatment.
HOUSTON -- A wrist-worn device and smartphone-based alert system worn by a patient outside of the epilepsy monitoring unit for 3 months effectively detected convulsive seizure events and minimized false alarms, results from a long-term study found.
Non-traumatic vertebral fractures: An uncommon complication following the first episode of a convulsive seizure.
Shoulder pain following a convulsive seizure should always raise suspicion to posterior shoulder fracture and dislocation.
After 12 weeks, overall participants saw a 45 percent reduction in convulsive seizure frequency, and among all patients almost half (47 percent) experienced a 50 percent or greater reduction in seizures.
A person with a convulsive seizure might cry out, fall, stiffen, shake, or lose awareness.
This will allow for seizure help requests to be automatically sent upon the onset of an unexpected convulsive seizure.
When people have ECT, they're given a muscle relaxant, so essentially they're asleep," he says, "and the only way you can see somebody having an induced convulsive seizure is small movements in their fingers or toes.
I entered his room to find my son having a convulsive seizure.
How does a convulsive seizure differ from any other kind of seizure?