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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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Sunday Mail doctor Gareth Smith said a grand mal seizure was usually a sign of epilepsy.
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On December 21, 1990, Jeff Schmalz, an assistant national editor at The New York Times, had a grand mal seizure in the paper's newsroom.
Louise was signed off work for two weeks after collapsing suffering from a grand mal seizure and lapsing into unconsciousness.
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When Nurse Wilson turned to call an ambulance she became aware that her husband was having what she described as a grand mal seizure.
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