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seizure

 [se´zhur]
1. the sudden attack or recurrence of a disease.
2. a convulsion or attack of epilepsy.
absence seizure the seizure seen in petit mal epilepsy, marked by a momentary break in the stream of thought and activity, accompanied by a symmetrical spike and wave at 3 cycles per second on the electroencephalogram. Called also petit malseizure. See epilepsy.
atonic seizure an absence seizure characterized by sudden loss of muscle tone.
complex partial seizure see partial seizure.
febrile seizure febrile convulsion.
focal seizure partial seizure.
focal motor seizure a simple partial seizure consisting of clonus or spasm of a muscle or muscle group, occurring either singly or in a continuous repetitive series.
generalized tonic-clonic seizure (grand mal seizure) the seizure seen in grand mal epilepsy, marked by loss of consciousness and generalized tonic convulsions followed by clonic convulsions. See epilepsy.
jackknife s's infantile spasms.
myoclonic seizure one characterized by a brief episode of myoclonus.
partial seizure any seizure due to a lesion in a specific, known area of the cerebral cortex; symptoms vary with different lesion locations. A simple partial seizure is the most localized type, with a discharge that is predominantly one-sided or presents localized features without loss of consciousness. A complex partial seizure is associated with disease of the temporal lobe and characterized by varying degrees of impairment of consciousness. See epilepsy.
petit mal seizure absence seizure.
reflex seizure (sensory seizure) an epileptic seizure in response to a sensory stimulus, which may be tactile, visual, auditory, or musical.
simple partial seizure see partial seizure.
tonic-clonic seizure see generalized tonic-clonic seizure.

par·tial sei·zure

seizure characterized by localized cerebral ictal onset. The symptoms experienced depend on the cortical area of ictal onset or seizure spread.

partial seizure

par·tial sei·zure

(pahr'shăl sē'zhŭr)
Seizure characterized by localized cerebral ictal onset. The symptoms experienced are dependent on the cortical area of ictal onset or seizure spread.

par·tial sei·zure

(pahr'shăl sē'zhŭr)
Seizure characterized by localized cerebral ictal onset; symptoms experienced depend on the cortical area of ictal onset or seizure spread.
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A previous study suggested that patients with complex partial seizures constantly express aggressive moods (Elliott, 1982).
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The distributions of NLRP1 (rs8079034 (C>T) andrs878329 (G>C)) genotypes and alleles in the partial seizures patients and the controls are presented in Table 2.
R.) with a 14-year history of complex partial seizures that had been well controlled on lamotrigine monotherapy.
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Appropriate for partial seizures that originate in the right or left temporal lobe area of the brain, this procedure involves removing the seizure-producing area and is the most effective form of surgery for epilepsy.
(2004) defined the time as 12-72 hours; Logsdail and Toone (1988) defined it up to 7 days, and Kanemoto, Kim, Miyamoto, and Kawasaki (2001) suggested a definition of any psychotic episode within 7 days from the last generalized tonic-clonic seizures or cluster of complex partial seizures. Sachdev (2007), after an extensive review of the literature, defined postictal as a psychosis that follows immediately after one or more commonly, multiple seizures, but certainly within 1 week of the last seizure.
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This represents the first controlled clinical trial of Keppra in a pediatric population and allows neurologists and pediatricians who treat children with partial seizures to know it is efficacious and well tolerated," said Tracy A.
The decision from the Welsh drugs regulatory body means that children in Wales suffering from seizures will now be able to get access to the drug, which will be used in the treatment of partial-onset seizures, even if the partial seizure spreads across the brain.

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