grand mal

Definitions of grand mal

n epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking

epilepsia major, generalized epilepsy, grand mal epilepsy
Type of:
a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions

n a seizure during which the patient becomes unconscious and has convulsions over the entire body

epilepsia major, generalized seizure
Type of:
epileptic seizure
convulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness

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