grand mal epilepsy

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Noun1.grand mal epilepsy - epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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MES test in mice primarily indicates the compounds which are effective in grand mal epilepsy. The tonic extension of the hind limb evoked by electrical stimuli is suppressed by antiepileptics.
[1] Three patients diagnosed with migraine pain originating in the dilated terminal branches of the external carotid arteries, and who were also under treatment for grand mal epilepsy, underwent surgical cauterisation of the relevant vessels.
I suffer from grand mal epilepsy. How does this person sleep at night?