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seizure

 [se´zhur]
1. the sudden attack or recurrence of a disease.
2. a convulsion or attack of epilepsy.
absence seizure the seizure seen in petit mal epilepsy, marked by a momentary break in the stream of thought and activity, accompanied by a symmetrical spike and wave at 3 cycles per second on the electroencephalogram. Called also petit malseizure. See epilepsy.
atonic seizure an absence seizure characterized by sudden loss of muscle tone.
complex partial seizure see partial seizure.
febrile seizure febrile convulsion.
focal seizure partial seizure.
focal motor seizure a simple partial seizure consisting of clonus or spasm of a muscle or muscle group, occurring either singly or in a continuous repetitive series.
generalized tonic-clonic seizure (grand mal seizure) the seizure seen in grand mal epilepsy, marked by loss of consciousness and generalized tonic convulsions followed by clonic convulsions. See epilepsy.
jackknife s's infantile spasms.
myoclonic seizure one characterized by a brief episode of myoclonus.
partial seizure any seizure due to a lesion in a specific, known area of the cerebral cortex; symptoms vary with different lesion locations. A simple partial seizure is the most localized type, with a discharge that is predominantly one-sided or presents localized features without loss of consciousness. A complex partial seizure is associated with disease of the temporal lobe and characterized by varying degrees of impairment of consciousness. See epilepsy.
petit mal seizure absence seizure.
reflex seizure (sensory seizure) an epileptic seizure in response to a sensory stimulus, which may be tactile, visual, auditory, or musical.
simple partial seizure see partial seizure.
tonic-clonic seizure see generalized tonic-clonic seizure.

com·plex par·tial sei·zure

a seizure with impairment of consciousness, occurring in a patient with focal epilepsy.

complex partial seizure

Complex seizure, partial complex seizure Neurology A brief, temporary seizure with multiple elaborate sensory, motor, or psychic components; rare in toddlers Etiology Regional necrosis due to hypoxia, trauma, tumors or discrete brain lesions Clinical Clouding of consciousness, event amnesia, bursts of anger or emotion, anxiety, automatisms EEG Temporal lobe spikes during sleep, abnormal electrical activity in the nerve cells of a discrete region of the brain. See Seizures.

com·plex par·tial sei·zure

(kŏm-pleks pahrshăl sēzhŭr)
A partial seizure with impairment of consciousness without features of a generalized seizure. Complex partial seizures are commonly associated with automatisms.

com·plex par·tial sei·zure

(kŏm-pleks pahrshăl sēzhŭr)
Seizure with impairment of consciousness, occurring in a patient with focal epilepsy.
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