HyperDic: epilepsia_minor

English > 2 senses of the expression epilepsia minor:
NOUNstateepilepsia minor, petit mal epilepsy, petit malepilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities)
stateepilepsia minor, petit mala seizure of short duration characterized by momentary unconsciousness and local muscle spasms or twitching
English > epilepsia minor: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningepilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities).
Synonymspetit mal epilepsy, petit mal
Partsabsence, absence seizureThe occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.
BroaderepilepsyA disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
English > epilepsia minor: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA seizure of short duration characterized by momentary unconsciousness and local muscle spasms or twitching.
Synonympetit mal
Broaderepileptic seizureconvulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness
Catalanpetit mal

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