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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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Five case reports described staring spells and tonic-clonic seizures in patients receiving 10 to 15 mg of aripiprazole.15"19 In the New Drug Application (NDA) for aripiprazole, the incidence of seizures was estimated to be .11% (1 of 926 patients) in placebo-controlled trials and .46% (3 of 859 patients) in haloperidol-controlled trials.
Generalized tonic-clonic seizures result in loss of consciousness and can leave the person confused for some time.
Diazepam protected all animals against the generalized tonic-clonic seizure induced by PTZ.
Here, we present a woman with both RA and recurrent pregnancy loss probably due to a high titer of anti-phospholipid IgM antibody, but without hypertension, who suffered PRES with stroke (intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage), accompanied by two tonic-clonic seizures, occurring at 5 and 7 days after delivery.
The epilepsy patients further divided into five subgroups: patients suffering from seizures predominantly Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures, Complex Partial Seizures, Simple Partial Seizures, Absence Seizures and Unknown/unclassified.
Disrupted Connectivity within the Thalamocortical Network during Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure. Synchronization (i.e., events occurring at the same time) in epilepsy is conceptually complex, and both decreases and increases in synchrony have been reported with ictogenesis [10].
In Groups A and B, all patients with tonic-clonic seizures were younger than 30 years The largest age difference among patients with epilepsy was 23 [+ or -] 5 years in all three groups (Table 3).
(15) The potential for subtle spinal fractures to be mistaken for a simple musculoskeletal sprain/strain, in the absence of external trauma, in patients who have suffered a tonic-clonic seizure, is highlighted in this previous case report.
Generalized tonic-clonic seizures are common in 10% of persons with epilepsy.
"This tumour causes Finley to have endocrine problems, severe epilepsy, gelastic seizures, darcrystic seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, developmental delays, rage attacks and learning difficulties."
Differences between Generalised Tonic-Clonic and Focal-onset Seizures evolving to Generalised Tonic-Clonic Seizures Differences GTCS ->GTCS Aura No A->B->C, A->C/B->C Focal brain lesion No Active or scar lesion Inter-ictal EEG Brief Generalised Focal spike and wave spike and wave Ictal EEG Generalised spike Focal evolving spiky rhythm and wave A = Aura; B = Blank; C = GTCS.
Generalized tonic-clonic seizure was most commonly reported in this hospital and carbamazepine was the most commonly prescribed medication in this study centre.