seizure

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Related to Atonic seizure: absence seizure, Clonic seizure, Tonic clonic seizure
  • noun

Synonyms for seizure

Synonyms for seizure

the act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding

the act of taking something for oneself

a seizing and holding by law

the act of taking quick and forcible possession of

a sudden and often acute manifestation of a disease

Synonyms for seizure

a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

the act of taking of a person by force

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The Phase III study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of clobazam in the reduction of atonic seizures at three dose levels in children and adults (ages 2-60 years) with LGS.
Atonic seizures (Drop Attacks) are epileptic events in which the individual loses body tone and consciousness acutely causing the body to drop and fall which can result in severe bodily injury.
This series of articles will discuss several children and adolescents who were initially thought not to be candidates for surgery--including children with extensive neonatal strokes, infants, children with neurocutaneous disorders such as tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis, children with disabling atonic seizures and developmental delays, and those with extensive trauma.
On the other hand, the most characteristic manifestation of LGS is a large variety of seizures, such as atonic seizures (sudden loss of muscle tone and consciousness, causing abrupt falls), and atypical absence (starting spells), and myoclonic (sudden muscle jerks).
Other seizures may present with brief jerks of arms and legs, known as myoclonic seizures, or a sudden loss of body tone, known as atonic seizures or drop attacks.
Four months later, she was having many a day, every day--drop attacks and atonic seizures.
The one type of seizure that this surgery helps eliminate is atonic seizures, also called "drop attacks".