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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 median frequency of convulsive seizures per month decreased from 12.
These were previously referred to as secondary generalization; (4) however, they are now referred to as bilateral, convulsive seizures involving tonic, clonic, or tonic and clonic components.
The patient's caregiver was asked to annotate the occurrence of each convulsive seizure and any activity that generated an alert.
Fractures of the proximal end of the humerus caused by convulsive seizures.
When a convulsive seizure occurs in a child not known to have seizures.
If they have auras (warnings before the seizure occurs), they need to understand that these may lead to a bigger or convulsive seizure and to let an adult know about them when they occur.
Typically, a convulsive seizure will start with a hoarse cry (caused by air being forced out of the lungs by contracting muscles), a stiffening of the whole body, shallow or no breathing, followed by massive muscle jerks of the whole body.
She started having convulsive seizures, leaving her terrified it will happen again.
23 Furthermore, Metformin was involved in the therapeutic benefits to prevent the formation and development of BBB breakdown24 as previously it was studied that PTZ exposure induced convulsive seizures along with increase of the BBB permeability in mice.
The cannabidiol compound reduced convulsive seizures by nearly 40% in teenagers and children with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe epileptic condition that does not respond to traditional drug treatments.
The research said children taking CBD had lesser number of convulsive seizures than those taking a placebo.