convulsive seizure

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con·vul·sive sei·zure

seizure with clonic or tonic-clonic motor activity.

convulsive seizure

Etymology: L, convulsio, cramp; OFr, seisir
a sudden onset of a disease, characterized by convulsions, palpitations, and other symptoms. The term is sometimes applied to an attack of an epileptic disorder.

con·vul·sive seiz·ure

(kŏn-vŭlsiv sēzhŭr)
One with clonic or tonic-clonic motor activity.


pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a convulsion.

convulsive ergotism
see ergot1.
convulsive foal syndrome
see neonatal maladjustment syndrome.
convulsive seizure
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