petit mal


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petit mal

a mild form of epilepsy characterized by periods of impairment or loss of consciousness for up to 30 seconds

petit mal

[pə¦tē¦mäl]
(medicine)
A generalized epileptic seizure of the absence type, that is, characterized by different degrees of impaired consciousness.
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Ryan's grades improved in middle school, although he still had difficulties, and it wasn't until high school that a neurologist diagnosed him with petit mal, which isn't life-threatening, just more of an inconvenience than anything else, he said.
Este hallazgo no es especifico de la EMJ, pues tambien ha sido reportado en los pacientes con otros tipos de epilepsia generalizada incluyendo las ausencias tipo "petit mal" (Janz 1985, Janz, Christian 1957, Haller, Resnick 1989).
somnifera (Dunal) (Ashwagandha) extract provide a promising anticonvulsant drug having higher efficacy against absence (petit mal seizures and moderate efficacy in generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures with no or acceptable adverse effect like mild sedation, more work is needed to isolate the active principle and to further evaluate it to that availability of such drug becomes a reality.
CARDIFF: Sherman Cymru (029 2064 6900), Crying Out Loud/Circo Aero/Race Horse Company: Petit Mal. 7.30pm.
Next is the possibility--although unlikely--of absence (petit mal) seizures, which can look like inattention and have been known to persist for months without being diagnosed.
The same switch that turned on the seizures, such as petit mal seizures, generally turns them off after a period of time.
"I think we are deceived by the fact that--because they are brighter, because they are on only one medication, and because they have petit mal [seizures]--that they are doing well, and they actually are not," Dr.
There is a rare form of epilepsy that affects children called Petit Mal or absence seizures.
"Absence epilepsy," a generalized type of epilepsy once termed petit mal epilepsy, responds to ethosuximide (Zarontin[R]).
Absence seizures (petit mal epilepsy) are just as common however, but often this condition is very hard to detect.
Also known as petit mal, this form of epilepsy occurs mainly in children and is marked by seconds-long lapses in consciousness.