ictus

Definitions of ictus
  1. noun
    a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
    synonyms: raptus, seizure
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    convulsion
    violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
    focal seizure
    transitory disturbance in motor or sensory function resulting from abnormal cortical activity
    raptus hemorrhagicus
    seizure caused by a sudden profuse hemorrhage
    absence, absence seizure
    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
    clonus
    convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations
    epileptic seizure
    convulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness
    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
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    attack
    a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
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