clonus

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convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations

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Sometimes these become generalized tonic clonic seizures.
His condition is so severe he has to wear a hard hat to protect him from constant seizures during theday and night, whichcan range from twitches known asmyoclonic jerks to full tonic clonic seizures, during which his whole body can seize up, leading to potentially dangerous falls and injuries.
For example if someone witnesses a person having a tonic clonic seizure the best thing to do is leave them alone.
Of the participants with GCSE, 15 had seizures that began with a partial onset, which secondarily evolved into a generalized tonic clonic seizures, and one patient had a generalized onset.
Behavioral responses of the animals to PTZ administration were evaluated using these criteria: latency to first minimal clonic seizure (MCS), incidence of MCS, latency to the first generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS), incidence of GTCS, protection percentage against GTCS and protection percentage against mortality.
DT had a single, prolonged generalized tonic clonic seizure in September 1992 and with a medication dose adjustment, became seizure-free.
On the other hand, if the child were having a generalized tonic clonic seizure in the swimming pool, first aid steps would include: keeping her head above the water during the seizure (if this is not possible, she would have to be removed from the water during the seizure); removing her from the water as soon as possible after the seizure has stopped; turning her on her left side to facilitate drainage of secretions and to help keep her airway open; and observing her closely until she has returned to her baseline level of consciousness.
Comparison of carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin and primidone in partial and secondarily generalized tonic clonic seizures.
Abstracts provide a wealth of data to support the use of perampanel in patients with primary and secondary generalised tonic clonic seizures
Budget Impact of Perampanel for Treating Primary Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizures (PGTC) Patients in Addition to Existing Partial-Onset Seizures (POS) Patients in the US
There are no credible evidence of anticonvulsant effect of this plant in bibliographic resources and databases, so methanolic extracts of papaver somniferum on generalized tonic seizures and clonic seizures induced by picrotoxin in mice has been studied.
Tonic clonic seizures (also known as Grand Mal) cause convulsions and at the other end of the spectrum Petit Mal seizures or absences lead to someone becoming blank and unresponsive.
Most of these children (11) had co-morbid epilepsy: generalized tonic clonic seizures (5); myoclonic seizure (2); electrical status epilepticus of sleep (1); and atypical absence (1).