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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 patients with generalized tonic-clonic scored high on trait anxiety whereas patients with absence seizures scored high on trait of dominance.
Unlike genetic models of generalized epilepsy where spike and wave absence seizures are predominant [15,16], in the PTZ model after administration ofthe chemical, multiple generalized convulsive seizures, often in clusters, are induced.
The essential oil was a more effective and potent anticonvulsant than was the aqueous extract; thus, it may have a potential clinical use in absence seizure in humans.
In the following parts the relation of absence epilepsy (and bilateral spike-wave paroxysms) with sleep will be analysed from several aspects: (a) relation of absences with the brain mechanisms promoting sleep and producing sleep EEG characteristics; (b) timing of absences during the wake/sleep continuum; (c) how phasic sensory input influences the occurrence of absence seizures on different level of homeostatic pressure and vigilance level (is phasic shift of vigilance toward NREM sleep promoting absences?); and (d) what is common and different between absences and neurophysiological characteristics of sleep.
It can be very difficult for a child who repeatedly misses out on information at school by having absence seizures.
As PTZ-induced seizure is a model of absence seizure, it can be suggested that Guaifenesin may be useful in the treatment of absence seizure in humans.
He said: "I hope my work will improve our understanding of how absence seizures happen and that this will lead potentially to new ways of tackling them with drugs.
After careful questioning, this doctor suspected Josh might have absence seizures and explained that this type of seizure affects the whole brain and is therefore considered a type of generalized seizure.
of Cases Percentage (%) Absence seizures 10 3.3 Complex partial seizures 16 13.3 Febrile seizures 1 .8 GTCS 74 61.7 Myoclonic seizures 9 7.5 Simple partial seizure 1 5.8 Tonic seizures 3 2.5 Total 120 100.0 GRAPH 3: SHOWING THE DISTRIBUTION OF SEIZURE TYPE IN PERCENTAGE Seizure Type Absence seizures 8.3% Complex partial seizures 13.3% Febrile seizures 0.8% GTCS 61.7% Myoclonic seizures 7.5% Simple partial seizure 5.8% Tonic seizures 2.5% Note: Table made from bar graph.
Seizure Response Dogs can get help (retrieve a phone, tap a K-9 rescue phone button which calls the operator and then 911, bark for help), reorient a person after a seizure, nudge a person who is having an absence seizure, provide emotional support, carry meds and client information.
During an absence seizure (petit mal) there's momentary loss of consciousness without abnormal movements.
For instance, if the child were having an absence seizure, it will probably be very brief and characterized by a blank stare.