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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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Absence seizures (petit mal epilepsy) are just as common however, but often this condition is very hard to detect.
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.
During an absence seizure, the child appears to be staring into space and the eyes may roll upwards.
Depakote currently is available as a sole and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of simple and complex absence seizures associated with epilepsy and as an adjunctive therapy in patients with multiple seizure types that include absence seizure.
Depakote is currently available as a sole and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of simple and complex absence seizures associated with epilepsy, and as an adjunctive therapy in patients with multiple seizure types that include absence seizure.
The seizures can either be of the tonic-clonic type with a regular pattern of contraction and extension of the arms and legs or of types that do not involve contractions such as absence seizures or complex partial seizures.
JME is quite a frequent disease in Qatar as it is in Europe, America, Indian subcontinent and Africa, and most patients with this disease have tonic-clonic seizures and many also have absence seizures," Dr Mesraoua explained.
Several unexpected findings have already surfaced in the search for genetic clues to epilepsy, including a link between mutations in the GLUT-1 gene (a glucose transporter to the brain) and paroxysmal exercise-induced dystonia and a wide spectrum of idiopathic generalized epilepsies, particularly those with absence seizures.