HyperDic: petit_mal_epilepsy

English > 1 sense of the expression petit mal epilepsy:
NOUNstatepetit mal epilepsy, petit mal, epilepsia minorepilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities)
English > petit mal epilepsy: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaningepilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities).
Synonymspetit mal, epilepsia minor
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

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