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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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Seizure threshold rise during electroconvulsive therapy in schizophrenic patients.
6) The clinical use of this can be applied after determining the seizure threshold at the first treatment.
The immediate early gene (IEG) expression is related to the seizure history, seizure threshold and development of EL mouse (Murashima et al.
It occurs in animals with a low seizure threshold and reflects a developmental or acquired abnormality in the brain.
The manufactures data for both drugs issue warnings in their literature stating that both Amisulpride and Olanzapine can lower seizure threshold and therefore should be used with caution in patients previously diagnosed with epilepsy.
The PTZ test identifies drugs with efficacy against non-convulsive absence or myoclonic seizures, acting due to increase of the seizure threshold while the MES test identifies agents active against generalized tonic-clonic seizures due to blocking of seizure spread (Loscher and Schmidt, 1988).
Whatever the reason, a person's seizure threshold will play a key role.
He was treated with fight unilateral electrode placement, and seizure threshold was determined by dose titration.
A low epileptic seizure threshold may be inherited.
This is no longer recommended because neuroleptics impair heat dissipation and may lower the seizure threshold.
Once the seizure threshold has been determined, the ECT machine is set using the mCi (millicuries) calibration at low (50% over threshold), moderate (150% over threshold), or high (400-500% over threshold).