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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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Later that day his GP told him he had suffered an epileptic fit and needed urgent tests.
The condition - which is thought to affect less than 100 children in the entire UK - means sodium channels in her brain are broken and electric impulses are unable to travel down the nerves, sparking epileptic fits.
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said that former Pakistani under-19 captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been called into the squad as Akmal's replacement, with one of Akmal's family members saying that the player was on a flight to Jamaica when he had his epileptic fit.
A health board said it was investigating the incident, which came after Riven was admitted to hospital suffering from a series of epileptic fits at home.
He gave us a potted history of what had happened, and also gave us some of his mum's history and told us she was prone to epileptic fits.
Agar said: "Kirk had an epileptic fit at half-time.
She suffered an epileptic fit just an hour before this happy wedding picture was taken HOPING FOR ANSWERS: Katie with daughters Lucie, five, and Jade, three.
It was followed by another emotionally heightened scene, and it concluded with an epileptic fit.
Of course the Assembly leader, Stanley Silver, has had an epileptic fit with this pronouncement.
It was reported that Wayne fainted due to an "adrenaline crash", but he has now told the Mirror it was his first epileptic fit.
The family of a man who died after he was attacked by his dog as he had an epileptic fit have paid tribute to their "happy lad".
A BIRKBY man drowned after suffering an epileptic fit while in the bath, an inquest heard.