photic epilepsy


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photic epilepsy

Etymology: Gk, phos, light, epilepsia, seizure
a condition in which epileptic attacks may be triggered by flickering light. During an electroencephalogram, a bright light is flashed to try to stimulate this kind of epilepsy. Also called photogenic epilepsy.

pho·tic ep·i·lep·sy

(fōtik epi-lep-sē)
Seizures that are caused by flashing lights.