Akinetic seizure | definition of akinetic seizure by Medical dictionary
a seizure characterized by sudden, brief (1-2 second) loss of muscle tone, involving postural muscles; the term usually applies to bilaterally synchronous events.
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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.
A differential diagnosis should include panic attacks, breath holding during tantrums, and seizures (including akinetic seizures
or "drop attacks"), according to Dr.