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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 outcome of therapies in refractory and super-refractory convulsive status epilepticus and recommendations for therapy.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency /Nina/ - "The ongoing meetings between Baghdad and Erbil will end the crisis and strengthen the social cohesion that some are trying to lose with convulsive statements and positions," said the Head of the Civil Democratic Coalition Mithal al-Alusi.
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Rehauling the education system to sit well within the landscape of a technology driven future may seem daunting but looking back at the milestones of change, such as when students moved on from the age of notebooks to the era of the tablet without convulsive repercussions, it's clear that when accompanied by vigour and planning, change is a seamless process.
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An international study has found that a form of medicinal cannabis, cannabidiol, has significantly reduced convulsive seizures in a group of children with a severe form of epilepsy.
The cannabidiol compound reduced convulsive seizures by nearly 40% in teenagers and children with Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe epileptic condition that does not respond to traditional drug treatments.
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HOUSTON -- A wrist-worn device and smartphone-based alert system worn by a patient outside of the epilepsy monitoring unit for 3 months effectively detected convulsive seizure events and minimized false alarms, results from a long-term study found.
This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and convulsive fits from lack of sleep as well as post-anaesthetization confusion, according to Professor Maiken Nedergaard.
Both convulsive and non-convulsive SE affects people of all ages, though it is more common and causes greater morbidity and mortality in infants.