grand mal epilepsy

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Noun1.grand mal epilepsy - epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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1] Three patients diagnosed with migraine pain originating in the dilated terminal branches of the external carotid arteries, and who were also under treatment for grand mal epilepsy, underwent surgical cauterisation of the relevant vessels.
When those seizures began to repeat every 3 or 4 days, he attended a neurology outpatient clinic where he was diagnosed with grand mal epilepsy.
In previous research, magnesium concentrations in serum and cerebrospinal fluid were significantly lower in 40 patients with grand mal epilepsy than in controls.