HyperDic: epilepsy

English > 1 sense of the word epilepsy:
NOUNstateepilepsya disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
epilepsy > pronunciation
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English > epilepsy: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions.
Partsepileptic seizureconvulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness
Narrowerakinetic epilepsyepilepsy characterized by akinesia
cortical epilepsy, focal epilepsyepilepsy in which the attacks begins with an isolated disturbance of cerebral function (as a twitching of a limb or an illusory sensation or a mental disturbance)
grand mal epilepsy, grand mal, generalized epilepsy, epilepsia majorepilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking
myoclonus epilepsy, Lafora's diseaseepilepsy characterized by clonus of muscle groups and progressive mental deterioration and genetic origin
petit mal epilepsy, petit mal, epilepsia minorepilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities)
posttraumatic epilepsy, traumatic epilepsyA convulsive epileptic state caused by a head injury
procursive epilepsyepilepsy in which a seizure is induced by whirling or running
psychomotor epilepsy, temporal lobe epilepsyepilepsy characterized clinically by impairment of consciousness and amnesia for the episode
reflex epilepsyA form of epilepsy in which attacks are induced by peripheral stimulation
status epilepticusA condition in which there are continuing attacks of epilepsy without intervals of consciousness
tonic epilepsyepilepsy in which the body is rigid during the seizure
Broaderbrain disorder, encephalopathy, brain diseaseAny disorder or disease of the brain
Adjectivesepilepticof or relating to or characteristic of epilepsy

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