SKIP TO CONTENT

absence seizure

Definitions of absence seizure
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: absence
    see moresee less
    types:
    complex absence
    an absence seizure accompanied by other abnormalities (atonia or automatisms or vasomotor changes)
    pure absence, simple absence
    an absence seizure without other complications; followed by 3-per-sec brainwave spikes
    subclinical absence
    a transient impairment of cortical function demonstrable only by 3-per-second brainwave spikes
    type of:
    ictus, raptus, seizure
    a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week