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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It can be very difficult for a child who repeatedly misses out on information at school by having absence 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.
Notably, these mice were prone to intermittent absence seizures.
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.
People with PSE usually experience generalized tonic-clonic, myoclonic, or absence seizures in response to visual stimuli (Covanis, 2005; Radhakrishnan et al.
The PTZ-induced seizures are similar to the symptoms observed in the absence seizures (petit mal epilepsy), and drugs useful in the treatment of this type of epilepsy also suppress PTZ-induced seizures (Marescaux et al.
When she was in class, she often suffered absence seizures, in which she would be unable to process information for between three and seven seconds.
Fortunately, seizure frequency tends to decline with time; four-fifths of all affected children outgrow absence seizures by age 20.
In the paper entitled, "T-Type Calcium Channel Blockers That Attenuate Thalamic Burst Firing and Suppress Absence Seizures," Tringham et al.
Her epilepsy is now managed with medication but remains as petit mal, a complaint that means she suffers from short absence seizures.
About the Fletcher Family Callie Fletcher's absence seizures started so subtly at age six that doctors first thought she had ADHD.
Of the initial 16 patients, 2 patients dropped out early, and in 4 patients it was not possible to evaluate efficacy due to other medication changes or absence seizures that were difficult to count.