HyperDic: absence_seizure

English > 1 sense of the expression absence seizure:
NOUNstateabsence seizure, absencethe occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.
English > absence seizure: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningThe occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy.
Synonymabsence
Part ofpetit mal epilepsy, petit mal, epilepsia minorepilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities)
Narrowercomplex absenceAn absence seizure accompanied by other abnormalities (atonia or automatisms or vasomotor changes)
pure absence, simple absenceAn absence seizure without other complications
subclinical absenceA transient impairment of cortical function demonstrable only by 3-per-second brainwave spikes
Broaderseizure, ictus, raptusA sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
Spanishausencia, fuga epiléptica
Catalanabsència epilèptica, absència

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