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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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Patients with hypothalamic hamartomas classically present with gelastic seizures (laughing seizures), but other seizures types may also occur.
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.
3] The term comes from the Greek word "gelos" (Laughter) to emphasize the main characteristic of these gelastic seizures.
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.
But beyond the negative hostility in ancient "tragic laughter," identified some years ago by Matthew Dillon, there is a wide variety of gelastic moments in tragedy that lead to many very different effects.
Although the follow up letters have done a fair bit of poking fun, I think it's only proper in this case to paraphrase Thomas Jefferson: Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against gelastic arguments.
7 Types of seizure, n (%) Generalized tonic-clonic 9 (24) Complex partial 8 (22) Tonic 4 (10) Absence 4 (10) Atonic 4 (10) Complex partial with secondary generalization 3 (8) Myoclonic 3 (8) Drop 2 (5) Gelastic 1 (3) Reduction of monthly seizure frequency, % 50-100% 54 25-50% 15 0-25% 31
Examples of neurological causes of PLC are pseudo-bulbar palsy (for example due to multiple sclerosis and motor neuron disease), gelastic seizures, Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, Parkinson's disease and Down syndrome.
Patent 7,827,636 (November 9, 2010), "Multi-Walled Gelastic Material," Roland E.
Later, it turned out, that he was suffering from a rare form of epileptic episode called gelastic seizure, reports the New York Daily News.