absence seizure

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Synonyms for absence seizure

the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.

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Simultaneous EEG, fMRI, and behavioural testing in typical childhood absence seizures.
In previous recordings, the rats revealed either normal electro-oscillograms or spontaneous absence seizures and spike-wave discharges in several areas of the brain.
The risk of generalized tonic-clonic seizures, in addition to absence seizures, is 80%.
Mean age at the onset of myoclonic seizures GTCS and absence seizures was 13.
Indicated for childhood absence seizures - not effective for generalized tonic -clonic or partial seizures
He has had myoclonic seizures, where part of his body jerks; absence seizures, where he stares into space; and tonic-clonic seizures, which is what we describe as the 'big shaky' ones.
Absence seizures may also have other manifestations like rapid eye blinking, head nodding or subtle extremity twitching.
Notably, these mice were prone to intermittent absence seizures.
Absence seizures are characterized by brief periods of altered consciousness with subtle motor activity, such as eyelid fluttering, staring, or lip smacking (Yamamoto et al.
AI presume you mean he is having petit mal seizures; the English name for them is absence seizures - one of the most common types of epilepsy to affect children.
He said: "I hope my work will improve our understanding of how absence seizures happen and that this will lead potentially to new ways of tackling them with drugs.
People with PSE usually experience generalized tonic-clonic, myoclonic, or absence seizures in response to visual stimuli (Covanis, 2005; Radhakrishnan et al.