grand mal seizure


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grand mal seizure

 (grăn′ mäl′, măl′, grănd′)
[French grand mal : grand, great + mal, illness.]
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A grand mal seizure causes a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions and results from abnormal electrical activity throughout the brain.
grand mal seizure suffered on a bar Stool in some dim beer joint having
Paramedics took vital signs, which were near normal, and stabilized Ursuline, diagnosing her as having a grand mal seizure. They transported her to Hollywood Medical Center (HMC).
But in the end I had a working set of wipers and I hadn't had a grand mal seizure trying to fit them.
Emma, half-human/half-vampire after a grand mal seizure, interrupts evil vampire Wirtz's attack of her; she is a sympathetic character with all of the superpowers of a vampire and none of the physical limitations (other than having to wear special sunglasses).
Table 1 Phencyclidine(PCP) intoxication: What to look for Findings Percentage of cases Nystagmus 57.4% Hypertension 57.0% Delirium 36.9% Violent behavior 35.4% Agitation 34.0% Tachycardia 30.0% Bizarre behavior 28.5% Hallucinations/delusions 18.5% Unconsciousness 10-6% Lethargy/stupor 6.6% Hypothermia 6.4% Generalized rigidity 5.2% Profuse sweating 3.9% No behavior effect 3.5% Grand mal seizure 3.1% Source: Reference 3 Long-term marijuana abuse can lead to psychosis (6) but acute onset is not typical, and recent prospective trials raised doubts that cannabis would be a sole factor.
Vierling did not find any signs of stroke or grand mal seizure. Further, when the patient moved his extremities, Dr.
Standing at an overlook preparing to photograph the concrete behemoth, Bryce recalled, AoAll of a sudden I felt a way IAAEd never felt before.Ao She fainted and, after regaining consciousness, learned she had suffered a grand mal seizure during which she had bitten her tongue.
In 2005, Champion, a Singapore native, suffered a grand mal seizure while opening for Veruca Salt, and Lo Presti, during a bronchitis-induced coughing fit, threw her back out so severely that she was paralyzed for a week.
In all, 19 eclamptic women had one grand mal seizure, 10 had two, and 10 had three or more.
Jeremy Cooper, an eight-year-old third-grader at Ockerman Elementary School in Florence, Kentucky, was home with his mother and younger siblings last December 22 when his mother, Natasha Cooper, suffered a grand mal seizure. Jeremy called his dad at work, and his father told the boy to hang up and dial 911.