grand mal

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Synonyms for grand mal

epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking

a seizure during which the patient becomes unconscious and has convulsions over the entire body

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Resume : Ce rapport de cas presente l'argument qu'une crise de grand mal, en l'absence de traumatismes externes ou de facteurs de risque significatifs pour fracture, a donne lieu a de multiples fractures vertebrates par compression.
When those seizures began to repeat every 3 or 4 days, he attended a neurology outpatient clinic where he was diagnosed with grand mal epilepsy.
Elizabeth's IQ dropped 90 points: profound retardation as a result of countless petit mal and grand mal seizures.
Une situation que le milieu offensif, aujourd'hui prete a Schalke 04, a le plus grand mal a vivre, comme il l'a confie sur le site officiel de l'agence qui le represente Sport Promotion.
In very advanced cases, episodes may be followed by grand mal seizures characterized by paddling of the feet, urination and/ or defecation and salivation.
Lorraine Mason, Wright's mother, said her son is prone to what are known as grand mal seizures.
It was consistently observed that beyond the first ECT there were no further physical grand mal seizures.
At that time, (some time between 1962 and 1965), she was undergoing lumbar punctures to discover the cause of the grand mal seizures that had developed following a routine tonsillectomy when she was seven.
But in the end I had a working set of wipers and I hadn't had a grand mal seizure trying to fit them.
Emma, half-human/half-vampire after a grand mal seizure, interrupts evil vampire Wirtz's attack of her; she is a sympathetic character with all of the superpowers of a vampire and none of the physical limitations (other than having to wear special sunglasses).
The findings suggest that embelin possess anticonvulsant activity against both grand mal and petit mal epilepsy.
The locations of the five malls in Bekasi Trade Center, Bandung Trade Center, Jatinangor Town Square, Solo Grand Mal and Solo Wholesale Center are strategic, Gapuraprima director Arief Aryanto said.
Vierling did not find any signs that the patient suffered a stroke or grand mal seizure.