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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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Dr Patrick McCory, a neurologist at University Hospital, Birmingham, said that epileptic seizures were usually linked with tiredness and in women with their menstrual cycle.
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In contrast to a disease, there is no single etiology and/or pathology Therefore, contrary to epileptic seizure, the diagnosis of epilepsy or syndrome is not possible by only observing and/or watching the video but requires information on the age of onset, family history predisposing factors, frequency of the attack, electroencephalography (EEG) and neuroimaging data, etc.
Nigel Constable, who had a history of violent epileptic seizures, was left with no recollection of attacking his widowed mother Betty, 79, at her bungalow in Lincolnshire.
But a pathologist Dr Mark Lord suggested he may have had his first epileptic seizure shortly before the accident.
During that time we noticed patterns of electrical activity with rapidly increasing frequency, just like glissandi, emerging in the lead-up to an epileptic seizure.
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The defence relied upon two experts who said an epileptic seizure was most likely to have led to the boy's death.
Consultant paediatric neurologist Dr Christopher Rittey said an epileptic seizure might have played a part in events.
A tiny transmitter three times the width of a human hair can be implanted below the scalp to detect the signs of an epileptic seizure before it occurs.
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