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a pattern of episodic, abnormal, and often violent and uncontrollable social behavior with little or no provocation; it may result from diseases of the limbic system or the temporal lobe or may accompany abuse of alcohol or other psychoactive substance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
dyscontrol syndrome(dĭs″kŏn-trōl′) [″ + ″]
A condition marked by sudden outbursts of violence or rage, associated with abnormal electrical discharges in the amygdaloid nuclear complex of the brain.
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