grand mal epilepsy

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Synonyms for grand mal epilepsy

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

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The Company's product development programs focus on two novel, proprietary classes of compounds: Epalons, to treat petit mal epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders, and Glystasins, to treat stroke and head trauma, chronic pain and grand mal epilepsy.
Anneliese was initially diagnosed by doctors as suffering from grand mal epilepsy, a condition of the brain that causes severe seizures.
Emily Rose'' is based on the true story of a German girl, Anneliese Michel, who, in 1968 at the age of 16, was diagnosed with grand mal epilepsy, characterized by seizures that at first turn the body rigid and then progress to uncontrolled jerking.
He suffers and has suffered all his life from grand mal epilepsy and has quite severe attacks.
I have had Petit Mal and Grand Mal epilepsy since I was 11.