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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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.
Whereas in Figure 1A motility was entirely interrupted during the absence seizure, rapid clonic movements may be observed in Figure 1B.
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
During an absence seizure, a child may experience temporary lapses of consciousness that look like blank staring.
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.
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.
While talking to him I had one of my panic attacks but once it had finished the GP asked how often I had them and said he did think it was a panic attack but an absence seizure.
Be that as it may, future clinical trials should address its usefulness in absence seizure in humans.