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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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The essential oil was a more effective and potent anticonvulsant than was the aqueous extract; thus, it may have a potential clinical use in absence seizure in humans.
Contrastingly, some seizures are produced immediately after awakening (awakening seizures), including short-lasting myoclonus with secondary generalization (tonic-clonic seizures), generalized clonic seizures and, albeit infrequent, absence seizures (PELED; LAVE, 1986).
It can be very difficult for a child who repeatedly misses out on information at school by having absence seizures.
He said: "I hope my work will improve our understanding of how absence seizures happen and that this will lead potentially to new ways of tackling them with drugs.
After careful questioning, this doctor suspected Josh might have absence seizures and explained that this type of seizure affects the whole brain and is therefore considered a type of generalized seizure.
These medications are effective in treating absence seizures.
Most common seizure type was generalised tonic clonic seizures (68%) followed by simple partial seizures (12%), complex partial seizure (10%), myoclonic seizures (5%) and absence seizures (4%).
MES and PTZ tests are the best-validated method for assessment of AED in human generalized tonic--clonic seizures and absence seizures, respectively, among the tests used for evaluation of anticonvulsant activity.
The primary characteristics of CAE are the very frequent absence seizures (Jallon & Latour, 2005).
Their nine-year-old son, Bradley, suffers with epilepsy, causing him to have absence seizures, which can kill him.
Approximately, 85% of patients are known to develop GTCSs several months or years after the onset, while 10%-15% of these patients develop absence seizures.
He also has hypermobility, and has leg braces to hold his ankle and knee joints in place and strengthen his muscles, as well as suffering absence seizures where he loses awareness of his surroundings.