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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The patient presented with obvious episode of epilepsy (absence seizure), myoclonus, and ataxia.
The results further indicate high mean score of patients with generalized tonic-clonic seizure (M= 51.3) on trait anxiety as compared to patients with complex partial seizures (M= 45.4), simple partial seizures (M= 46.0), absence seizure (M= 45.9) and unknown/ unclassified group (M= 47.6).
In generalized spike-wave absence seizure, there was long-range desynchrony at onset followed by local and long-range synchronization as seizure progressed.
It is the principal, commonly used, and reliable animal model with a high predictive validity for evaluating potential anticonvulsant agents effective against absence seizure in humans.
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.
MARK WILLIAMS: Great idea .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!
Hirschauer et al., "Cortical and subcortical contributions to absence seizure onset examined with EEG/fMRI," Epilepsy and Behavior, vol.
A child that exhibits an absence seizure (behavorial arrest) is different from one that exhibits inattentiveness ("drifting away"), in that his spell can usually be broken by physical stimulation.
"In an absence seizure, the person looks as if they are daydreaming.
The most frequent seizure type in MERRF is generalized myoclonic seizure, but also focal myoclonic, focal atonic, generalized tonic-clonic, generalized atonic, generalized myoclonic-atonic, typical absences, or tonic-clonic seizures of unknown onset have been reported.[20] According to a study on epilepsy in patients with mitochondrial disorders, MERRF syndrome with m.A8344G mutation is the second major group in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy.[21] Although AEEC was normal in our patient, according to his presentation of loss of consciousness, dropping of objects from hand, and myoclonic seizures in head, we can diagnose him as epilepsy (absence seizure and myoclonic seizure) in clinical aspect and suppose that the AEEC might be conducted in nonepileptic status.
Children with both epilepsy and structural CNS abnormality are more likely than not to have psychopathology, Though Dunn and Austin JK found more children with generalised seizures had symptoms of ADHD compared with partial or absence seizure. Hempel and co-workers also noted the same.