akinetic seizure

a·ton·ic sei·zure

a seizure characterized by sudden, brief (1-2 second) loss of muscle tone, involving postural muscles; the term usually applies to bilaterally synchronous events.
Synonym(s): akinetic seizure
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The diagnosis of bilateral akinetic seizures achieved with EEG and other parameters is often supported by locating lesions in brain by MRI.
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