generalized seizure


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generalized seizure

n.
A seizure that originates from multiple brain foci and is characterized by general rather than localized neurologic symptoms, may be tonic-clonic, and may progress from a focal seizure.

generalized seizure

A seizure in which abnormal electrical activity occurs in large areas of the brain. Generalized seizures usually result in loss of consciousness.
See also: seizure
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Although LFS + Kindle group required more stimulation numbers to achieve localized (stage 3) and generalized seizure stages (stages 45), compared to Kindle + LFS rats, the difference was not statistically significant (p > 0.05).
Other types of convulsive generalized seizures include clonic seizures involving rhythmic jerking of extremities without a preceding tonic phase, and tonic seizures involving full body rigidity (Yamamoto et al., 2004).
Especially in patients who have generalized seizures, injury or accidents with fall are observed frequently.
Focal seizures included simple (no change in consciousness) and complex partial (patient was not alert.) Generalized seizures included myoclonic, absence, generalized tonic-clonic, and atonic, as well as spasms.
Clinical question Does intravenous lorazepam prevent recurrent seizures in patients with uncomplicated alcoholism presenting to the emergency department with a generalized seizure?
Subsequently, she had a generalized seizure, followed by posturing movements; she was treated with anticonvulsants and tracheally intubated.
Focal seizures can spread to involve both cerebral hemispheres and produce a generalized seizure. Epilepsia partialis continua consists of repetitive focal muscle contractions of the fingers and corner of the mouth, persisting for days or weeks without loss of consciousness and is often refractory to medical therapy.
Febrile seizures are broadly defined as 'simple' (only one generalized seizure in a 24-hour period with no previous neurological problem) or 'complex' (more than one 15-minute or longer focalized seizure in a 24-hour period with previous history of neurological problems, such as cerebral palsy).
EEG was normal in 44 (72.2%); generalized seizure discharges pattern was seen in only 17 (27.8%).
"I think it's very important for anybody who's having a generalized seizure to be placed in a safe situation," Dr.
Two hours after the application, the patient experienced a new-onset generalized seizure. We believe that the triad of HIV infection, medications that reduce seizure thresholds, and percutaneous absorption factors, in the aggregate, induced the seizure.
One type of generalized seizure consists of a convulsion with a complete loss of consciousness.

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