petit mal epilepsy

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Related to petit mal epilepsy: grand mal epilepsy, focal epilepsy, status epilepticus
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Noun1.petit mal epilepsy - epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities); "she has been suffering from petit mal since childhood"
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
absence seizure, absence - the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
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PTZ seizure model: PTZ model in mice is primarily used to evaluate compounds which are effective in petit mal epilepsy was used.
Amongst the 22 (44%) whose score was above 10, 68.2% suffered from generalised tonic-clonic type of epilepsy, 27.3% had petit mal epilepsy and 4.5% the mixed type as per Table-2.