epileptic seizure

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Noun1.epileptic seizure - convulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness
convulsion - violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
generalized seizure, grand mal, epilepsia major - a seizure during which the patient becomes unconscious and has convulsions over the entire body
epilepsia minor, petit mal - a seizure of short duration characterized by momentary unconsciousness and local muscle spasms or twitching; "the girl was frightened by her first petit mal"
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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The study found that just before an epileptic seizure, nerve cells were abnormally active but only in a localized area of the brain.
Strobe lighting at dance music festivals increases the risk of an epileptic seizure, researchers say.
ALMOST half of the nation's education professionals admit they wouldn't be able to help a student having an epileptic seizure, a survey claims.
The young Emirati woman, identified as Fatma Yousuf Al Ali, came to the aid of a 50-year-old man after he suffered an epileptic seizure in a bank in UAE.
Psychogenic non--epileptic seizure (PNES) is an observable abrupt paroxysmal change in behavior or consciousness that resembles an epileptic seizure. Yet it is not accompanied by electrophysiological changes that accompany an epileptic seizures (ES) or clinical evidence for epilepsy.
Therefore, an intelligent clinical computer-aided design (CAD) tool that analyzes the EEG signal and detects the epileptic seizure is required.
The authors have applied their model for epileptic seizure prediction on a dataset of 20 subjects including 86 seizures.
Generally, depression, panic and anger are considered as one of the indicators of epileptic seizure and existence of any symptom may affect the proper diagnosis and management of epileptic seizure and psychological disorder (Dimitriadis, KPfefferkorn, and Noachtar, 2014; Ettinger, Reed, and Cramer, 2004).
New Delhi, March 22 -- This GIF caused Newsweek Journalist Kurt Eichenwald to have an epileptic seizure and a Texas grand jury has now decided that a GIF counts as a "deadly Weapon"
The KA-induced epileptic seizure model is widely used to exhibit symptoms similar to those of seizures in the human temporal lobe [8-10].
They can be trained to bring medication, alleviate a stressful situation and even detect an approaching epileptic seizure.