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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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A 28-year-old, otherwise healthy male, presented to a chiropractic clinic with a ten-day history of mid-thoracic discomfort the onset of which was immediately following a tonic-clonic seizure.
Tonic-clonic seizures were the most common type of generalized seizures accounting for 23% of all and 88% of generalized seizures.
6%) of generalized tonic-clonic seizures among the epileptic patients in their study.
21, 22) We evaluated the anticonvulsant effects of Guaifenesin using PTZ-induced seizure in the present study, our results demonstrated that Guaifenesin could not only decrease the susceptibility of mice to PTZ-induced myoclonic, clonic, and especially tonic-clonic seizures but also protect the mice against PTZ-induced death.
If a patient does not have generalised tonic-clonic seizure after a stimulus it is important to wait for at least 20 seconds after a non-seizure and at least 45 seconds after a partial/focal seizure prior to restimulating.
However, if the child has a complex-partial seizure involving staring spells, which secondarily generalizes to a tonic-clonic seizure, it is crucial to have appropriate supplies at the bedside in the event of cyanosis and/or aspiration of secretions (Pullen, 2003).
During his time in the emergency department, the patient experienced another generalized tonic-clonic seizure, which was witnessed by department staff.
However in children it is rare cause of seizures A 16-year-old presented to the emergency department after a having a generalized tonic-clonic seizure lasting 5 minutes.
She experienced two additional petit mal seizures the following morning, and that afternoon had onset of a generalized tonic-clonic seizure lasting approximately 2 minutes, during which she required respiratory assistance.
Three months before hospitalization, the patient suffered her first tonic-clonic seizure.
The most common type of seizure striking video game lovers is a tonic-clonic seizure, once known as a grand mal, which causes people to become stiff and then shake, says Graf.