nonconvulsive seizure


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non·con·vul·sive sei·zure

a seizure without clonic or tonic activity or other convulsive motor activity.
See also: complex partial seizure, absence seizure.

non·con·vul·sive sei·zure

(nonkŏn-vŭlsiv sēzhŭr)
Seizure without clonic, tonic, or other convulsive motor activity.
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We aimed to examine the frequency of some electroencephalographic patterns including periodic discharges (PD), repetitive spike waves (RSW), rhythmic delta activities (RDA), nonconvulsive seizures (NCS), and nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) recorded by cEEG in critically ill patients with a change of consciousness.
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