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gelastic

(dʒəˈlæstɪk)
adj
(Medicine) relating to or causing laughter

gelastic

1. inclined to laughter.
2. laugh-provoking in conduct or speech.
See also: Behavior
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The couple first thought Riley was suffering from epilepsy, however they later found out he was suffering from three separate conditions - rare disease moyamoya, a brain tumour and gelastic seizures, which cause giggling fits.
Meanwhile, a recent study of hypothalamic hamartoma treated with laser ablation has shown that 93 per cent of patients were free of gelastic (laughing) seizures at 12 months post treatment."
(:) Patients with hypothalamic hamartomas classically present with gelastic seizures (laughing seizures), but other seizures types may also occur.
In children, it is classically presented by a triad including gelastic seizures, developmental delay, and precocious puberty [2].
As happened for hypothalamic gelastic seizure [27] and for catamenial epilepsy [28], we can now only speculate that GnRHa could not only influence the development of pubertal progression but also help in controlling the potential concomitant deterioration of neurologic symptoms as seizures in CP.
Hypothalamic hamartomas, although likely in this patient, typically present with gelastic seizures and precocious puberty and tend to be isointense to gray matter [13].
The second patient presented gelastic and dacrystic seizures interpreted as mood changes.
Gelastic seizures (GS) are rare, short, unprovoked, and uncontrollable bouts of laughter (1,2).
Lesions of the volitional pathway have been correlated with conditions of PBA, whereas direct activation of the emotional pathway tended to lead to emotional lability or the crying and laughing behaviors observed in dacrystic or gelastic epilepsy.
"This tumour causes Finley to have endocrine problems, severe epilepsy, gelastic seizures, darcrystic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, developmental delays, rage attacks and learning difficulties."
[2] Daly and Mulder coined the term "gelastic epilepsy" in 1957.
Table 1--Examples of affective symptoms classified as disorders of emotional experience and expression Experience Expression Absent or diminished Present or excessive Absent or Apathy, negativism Pathological crying diminshed and/or laughing Gelastic seizures Crying spells (e.g.