petit mal seizure

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Related to petit mal seizure: status epilepticus, grand mal seizure, epilepsy, Tonic clonic seizure

pet·it mal seizure

 (pĕt′ē mäl′, măl′)
[French petit mal : petit, small + mal, illness.]
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She was treated with DHPP tautode in a 30C potency, and in the 6 months before I lost her as a patient because of moving, she had only had one petit mal seizure.
I had a really good doctor back in 1993, and I was diagnosed with petit mal seizure disorder and left temporal lobe swelling, which I knew a lot of artists had had.
Tonic clonic seizures (also known as Grand Mal) cause convulsions and at the other end of the spectrum Petit Mal seizures or absences lead to someone becoming blank and unresponsive.