convulsive seizure

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con·vul·sive sei·zure

seizure with clonic or tonic-clonic motor activity.

convulsive seizure

Etymology: L, convulsio, cramp; OFr, seisir
a sudden onset of a disease, characterized by convulsions, palpitations, and other symptoms. The term is sometimes applied to an attack of an epileptic disorder.

con·vul·sive seiz·ure

(kŏn-vŭlsiv sēzhŭr)
One with clonic or tonic-clonic motor activity.


pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a convulsion.

convulsive ergotism
see ergot1.
convulsive foal syndrome
see neonatal maladjustment syndrome.
convulsive seizure
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These prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures are unlikely to stop on their own and require emergency treatment.
Buccal midazolam has been shown in four clinical studies to be either comparable or superior in both its effectiveness and speed of onset of action to the current standard treatment, rectally-administered diazepam, for terminating pediatric convulsive seizures.
If left untreated, prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures may lead to status epilepticus (SE) and patients may require hospitalisation and intensive care.
This positive CHMP opinion - the first for a product seeking centralized authorization through a PUMA - is a great step towards the European marketing authorization for Buccolam, a product that addresses significant unmet need for families and caregivers - namely the quick and effective termination of prolonged, acute convulsive seizures in children and adolescents," commented Thierry Darcis, M.
Midazolam (BUCCOLAM) is recommended as an option for use within NHS Wales for the treatment of prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents (from 3 months to <18 years).
Indication under review: Treatment of prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents (from 3 months to <18 years).
The rapid, effective management of prolonged convulsive seizures is potentially life-saving, and the use of oromucosal (buccal) midazolam for this is increasingly recognised as an important part of the comprehensive management of epilepsy, with a potential for avoiding hospital admission," commented Professor Stephen Brown, retired consultant neuropsychiatrist.
Metadate(TM) ER Tablets should be used with caution in patients with acute stress reactions, emotional instability, convulsive seizures with or without a history and/or EEG evidence of seizures, or hypertension.
Convulsive seizures and peripheral neuropathy, the latter characterized mainly by numbness or paresthesia of an extremity, have been reported in patients treated with oral metronidazole.
Among the 23 people with Dravet syndrome who finished the study, the number of convulsive seizures had gone down by 53 percent by the end of the study.
Cross and colleagues recently published an intriguing paper entitled "Are we failing to provide adequate rescue medication to children at risk of prolonged convulsive seizures in schools?
4% for convulsive seizures, which were similar to the rates of all older AEDs combined (34.