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seizure

Pathol a sudden manifestation or recurrence of a disease, such as an epileptic convulsion

Seizure

 

a pathological neuropsychic state that arises in an abrupt fitlike manner. Seizures frequently take the form of convulsions or other involuntary movements accompanied by clouding of consciousness. This stage is later replaced by a deep pathological sleep or stupor. Epilepsy, hysteria, and diseases of the brain can produce seizures. Seizures may occur in the form of a sudden relaxation of muscle tone (cataplectic seizure) or a sudden falling asleep (narcoleptic seizure). The term “seizure” is also used in the broader sense of paroxysm.

seizure

[′sē·zhər]
(medicine)
The sudden onset or recurrence of a disease or an attack.
Specifically, an epileptic attack, fit, or convulsion.
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These adverse reactions were also observed in the primary generalized tonic-clonic seizure clinical trial.
Generalized tonic-clonic seizures can cause significant injury to patients from falling down suddenly and are the most important risk factor associated with sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)(1), making them one the most severe forms of epileptic seizures.
The index patient was a 34-year-old man who presented to the emergency department having suffered three generalised tonic-clonic seizures.
The patient had a generalized tonic-clonic seizure and was given IV midazolam 7 mg.
This is the generalised tonic-clonic seizure also known as grand mal epilepsy.
She did, indeed, learn to walk and talk, but at age two had a full blown tonic-clonic seizure that lasted 40 minutes.
A tonic-clonic seizure is known to cause thoracic spine fractures.
During a generalized tonic-clonic seizure, proper care includes lowering the patient to the supine position, protecting the head and extremities and rolling to the side to prevent aspiration.
Typically in NCSE, a patient will undergo a tonic-clonic seizure, followed by a continuous or punctuated period of behavioral change or degree of obtundation that will occur for about 30 minutes with identifiable seizure activity on an BEG.
Most frequently patients with generalized nonconvulsive status epilepticus will be elderly, often female, benzodiazepine abusers or users of neuroleptic medications or antiepileptic drugs with a sudden change in drug use; have a concurrent infection; and have a prior tonic-clonic seizure that "kicks off" the NCSE state, Dr.
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Perampanel is indicated for the adjunctive treatment for partial onset seizures, with or without secondarily generalised seizures, in patients with epilepsy aged 12 years and older and for adjunctive treatment of primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures, in patients with idiopathic generalised epilepsy.