tonic postural epilepsy
tonic postural epilepsy[′tän·ik ′päs·chə·rəl ′ep·ə‚lep·sē]
A form of epilepsy in which seizures are characterized by a rigid posture with the arms and legs extended, hands pronated, and feet held in plantar flexion. Also known as tonic convulsion.
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