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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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Complex partial seizures and generalized seizures are the most susceptible to being triggered by sleep deprivation.
W started to notice an increase in her complex partial seizures.
All participants in both groups had complex partial seizures as their baseline seizure type, and more than 70% of participants in both groups had frontal lobe epilepsy.
Significantly higher mean seizure rating scores were seen when the long duration complex partial seizure was observed a second time.
If the child has a history of complex partial seizures and one lasts more than five minutes beyond the child's usual seizure, or if there is an injury, emergency medical assistance should usually be called.
Although strips provide more information than scalp EEG recordings, they do not record directly from the mesial temporal structures, the structures which usually give rise to complex partial seizures.
His complex partial seizure consisted of staring, unresponsiveness, lipsmacking and the repetition of the word "OK" and lasted approximately one minute.
A comparative study by Silberman found that the transient sensory, cognitive and affective behaviors which constitute the basis of the DSM III-R diagnosis code for affective disorders occur more frequently in the individual with complex partial seizures.
This article will provide nurses with knowledge about patients with complex partial seizures originating in the temporal lobe and possible cardiac arrhythmias associated with these seizures (Opherk et al.
In both, about 86% had temporal lobe epilepsy, most had complex partial seizures, 45% were women, and the average age was 40 years.
The inquest heard that the student at Abbey Hill School and Technology College, Thornaby, had suffered with complex partial seizures since she was very young.
Patient 2 showed the same pattern of connectivity at the focus at the beginning of 4 out of 5 recorded complex partial seizures (Fig.