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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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"
Tawfik added that tension, stress, and anxiety can also contribute to one's chances of epileptic seizure, as psychological factors and emotional burdens negatively affect epileptic patients, as well as excessive exposure to the sun.
An inquest heard that she had suffered an epileptic seizure and drowned.
A DAD has paid tribute to his 18-year-old daughter who drowned in a canal after a suspected epileptic seizure.
Nancy finally agreed to go and see the doctor following yet another epileptic seizure.
Epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms because of abnormal, excessive, and synchronous discharges of brain neurons.
An 11-year-old boy is brought in after suffering a prolonged epileptic seizure, and a 19-year-old arrives with a sewing needle stuck in her foot, but she seems more keen on taking advice from her mum in Lithuania than from the doctor.
Epileptic seizure model was established by intraperitoneal injection of kainic acid (KA) in rats.
He maintains he has no recollection of attacking his mother and suggests he must have done so during the course of or in the immediate aftermath of an epileptic seizure.
Objective: To explore the factors associated with preoperative epileptic seizure and surgical outcome in patients with cerebral gangliolioma (GG).
He asked 67 patients at an epilepsy clinic in Nepal (51 of whom had epileptic seizures) 26 questions about their seizures and incorporated into the app the 11 most helpful questions and answers for predicting an epileptic seizure.
Research has uncovered electrical patterns of the brain which may help predict when a patient is going to start an epileptic seizure.