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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ton·ic-·clo·nic sei·zure

a seizure characterized by a sequence consisting of a tonic-clonic phase; when generalized, constitutes what has been known as a "grand mal" seizure.
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tonic-clonic seizure

A generalized seizure marked by convulsions and loss of consciousness. Also called grand mal seizure.
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tonic-clonic seizure

Generalized tonic-clonic seizure, see there, aka grand mal seizure. See Grand mal seizure.
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ton·ic-clo·nic sei·zure

(tonik-klonik sēzhŭr)
One characterized by a sequence consisting of a tonic-clonic phase; when generalized, constitutes what has been known as a "grand mal" seizure.
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Half a year after finishing the treatment, the patient presented a generalized tonic clonic seizure and he came into our clinic for further investigations.
TONIC CLONIC SEIZURES: These are the seizures that we usually think of as epilepsy.
Out of 8 cases unclassified epilepsy, 5 (62.5 %) had multiple seizures in the form of generalized tonic clonic seizures and myoclonic seizures, 3 cases (37.5 %) had partial epilepsy with myoclonic seizures.
His condition is so severe he has to wear a hard hat to protect him from constant seizures during theday and night, whichcan range from twitches known asmyoclonic jerks to full tonic clonic seizures, during which his whole body can seize up, leading to potentially dangerous falls and injuries.
For generalized tonic clonic seizures, or any seizure with a combination of tonic or clonic movements, the first aid steps are to stay calm, remove any objects from the vicinity that may cause harm to the child while she is having a seizure, or take the child away from an area that may harm her.
"The Tonic Clonic seizures and myoclonic seizures are uncontrollable and relentless, meaning that no emergency intervention is working to stop the continuous seizures.
India) by her mother to "help her to go to sleep" with the recommendation of the family members, had generalized tonic clonic seizures one hour after ingestion (the first one lasted for 3-4 minutes and stopped spontaneously and the second one could be stopped only after 10 minutes with eight mg diazepam) and was referred to our hospital after the case was reported to the legal authorities.
Absence seizures were found in 13.3% patients in our study compared to 35% reported among patients belonging to different ethnic groups.8 In our series the earliest age of onset of Myoclonic seizures and generalized tonic clonic seizures (GTCS) was ten years and absence seizures at 8 years.
Other generalized seizure types may also occur, including absence seizures and generalized tonic clonic seizures. Morning jerks often occur and generalized tonic-clonic seizures are often preceded by a series of jerks.
Most of these children (11) had co-morbid epilepsy: generalized tonic clonic seizures (5); myoclonic seizure (2); electrical status epilepticus of sleep (1); and atypical absence (1).