grand mal


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grand mal

a form of epilepsy characterized by loss of consciousness for up to five minutes and violent convulsions

grand mal

[′gran ¦mäl]
(medicine)
A complete epileptic seizure involving sudden loss of consciousness and tonic convulsion of the skeletal musculature followed by clonic muscular spasms.
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The test compound has given higher protection rate against pentylenetetrazol seizure than MES, which shows that the test compound is probably more useful in the absence (petit mal) seizures than generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizure and may resemble sodium valproate in its action.
He was also under treatment by a neurologist for grand mal epilepsy, which had started after surgery in 2000 for removal of an arachnoid cyst.
Resume : Ce rapport de cas presente l'argument qu'une crise de grand mal, en l'absence de traumatismes externes ou de facteurs de risque significatifs pour fracture, a donne lieu a de multiples fractures vertebrates par compression.
Whether it is a Grand Mal or an Absence seizure, it is so scary to see someone who is there with you 100% the one minute--and then instantly fall to the ground or stare into space the next.
[9] Although our patient's episodes started after a traumatic event (he witnessed a murder), his history of grand mal epilepsy points to the possibility of nonconvulsive status epilepticus.
It was consistently observed that beyond the first ECT there were no further physical grand mal seizures.
At that time, (some time between 1962 and 1965), she was undergoing lumbar punctures to discover the cause of the grand mal seizures that had developed following a routine tonsillectomy when she was seven.
But in the end I had a working set of wipers and I hadn't had a grand mal seizure trying to fit them.
Emma, half-human/half-vampire after a grand mal seizure, interrupts evil vampire Wirtz's attack of her; she is a sympathetic character with all of the superpowers of a vampire and none of the physical limitations (other than having to wear special sunglasses).
The findings suggest that embelin possess anticonvulsant activity against both grand mal and petit mal epilepsy.