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convulse

(kən-vŭls′)
v. con·vulsed, con·vulsing, con·vulses
v.tr.
To affect with irregular and involuntary muscular contractions; throw into convulsions.
v.intr.
To become affected by convulsions; shake.
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Q. my friend has convulsions what can i do to make it stop and improve his life quality?

A. what type of convulsions? my best friend is epileptic, but as long as he get's his meds and sleep well- nothing ever happens. i know that as a child all my friend ever wanted was to go to school like everyone else... and to go to school trips without being afraid.

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"I was standing or squatting on the platform and he was clearly dazed and shaking and convulsing and couldn't hear anything probably, or that was my thinking," Clifton said.
The gulls appeared to start convulsing and then collapsed.
leonurus did not affect the incidence of the seizures while 400 mg/kg protected 12.5% of the mice convulsing. However, the standard antiepileptic drugs, phenobarbitone (10 mg/kg) and diazepam (0.50 mg/kg) did not affect the seizures produced by NMDLA to any significant effect (Table 5).
The man, aged 24, died shortly after convulsing in the ambulance.
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He was convulsing and making some pretty bad noises.
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The 13-year-oldAlsatian starting whining and jumping about in the car when his owner's 18-month- old daughter Shona began convulsing.Shona'sparents,Marion Derrane, 39, and Mick McDonald,44,from near Brighton, turned round to see their daughter struggling for breath.
The faithful family dog, Max, starting whining and jumping about in the car when his owner's 18-month-old daughter Shona began convulsing.
With his savage, intelligent wit and his "I can't believe he just said that" charm, Landry has been convulsing audiences since he and director-actor Jim Byrne started the anarchic drag troupe the Gold Dust Orphans in the mid 1990s.
Tim, who's been teaching English in Bangkok for 18 months, said: "We got them out and one was convulsing. It was desperate and some churchgoers even came along chanting a sort of exorcism ritual.
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