raptus

Primary Meanings of raptus

1.
n
a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
2.
n
a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
Full Definitions of raptus
1

n a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

Synonyms:
ecstasy, exaltation, rapture, transport
Type of:
emotional state, spirit
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
2

n a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

Synonyms:
ictus, seizure
Types:
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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
Type of:
attack
a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

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