epileptic seizure

Definitions of epileptic seizure
  1. noun
    convulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness
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    types:
    epilepsia major, generalized seizure, grand mal
    a seizure during which the patient becomes unconscious and has convulsions over the entire body
    epilepsia minor, petit mal
    a seizure of short duration characterized by momentary unconsciousness and local muscle spasms or twitching
    type of:
    convulsion
    violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
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