grand mal


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grand mal

a form of epilepsy characterized by loss of consciousness for up to five minutes and violent convulsions

grand mal

[′gran ¦mäl]
(medicine)
A complete epileptic seizure involving sudden loss of consciousness and tonic convulsion of the skeletal musculature followed by clonic muscular spasms.
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There are two main types of generalised seizure - grand mal and petit mal (absence) seizures.
Perlman said Herrick was taken by ambulance to Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, where doctors performed tests and determined he had suffered a grand mal seizure, in which there are uncontrolled muscle spasms.
Injured in a 1983 skiing accident, Imler now knew it was safe to take those few tokes a day, to dramatically reduce the number of his grand mal seizures.
For years, Mya Brooks, who suffers from epilepsy, had been scared to leave her house for fear of having an unexpected grand mal seizure.
Troops who have taken the anthrax vaccine report a wide variety of autoimmune and neurological system conditions including grand mal seizures, vertigo, short-term memory loss, tumors and cysts, heart problems, constant migraine headaches, and severe bone and joint pain.
He doesn't recall too many details of the first surgery to remove a lemon-sized tumor, but eighteen months later he felt queasy and had a grand mal seizure.
Mysoline(R) is an anticonvulsant used alone or in combination with other therapies in the control of grand mal, psychomotor and focal epileptic seizures for patients age eight and above.
When he was just about 13 years old, we tried to take him off of it but he had two Grand Mal seizures in a span of 12 hours.
A By "real epilepsy" I'm sure you mean grand mal seizures when the body stiffens and moves in a random, jerky way.
The patient, 12-year-old Brooklyn Cassiano, had been experiencing seizures as often as one every three seconds -- and grand mal seizures during the night every couple of months.
Il a fait un grand mal, il a commis un crime ; un crime que tous les gens commettent et dont le verdict est la vie a perpetuite : le crime de naitre