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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As compounds effective in the PTZ test seem to be effective in absence seizure in humans, (29) caraway may have a potential clinical use in absence seizure.
Apparently, there is a trend for the animal to stay awake after an absence seizure or to evolve to an early phase of synchronized sleep, [S.
If not treated, absence seizures can interfere with learning and increase the likelihood of injury or accident.
Absence seizures (petit mal epilepsy) are just as common however, but often this condition is very hard to detect.
As PTZ-induced seizure is a model of absence seizure, it can be suggested that Guaifenesin may be useful in the treatment of absence seizure in humans.
Dr Cope's grant of pounds 184,017 from Epilepsy Research UK will fund a three-year project which will look at the changes in cells that occur when an absence seizure occurs and also to look at the mechanisms that cause these changes.
9] This reduction raises the threshold for repetitive activity in the thalamus and inhibits corticothalamic relay transmission, reducing absence seizure activity.
Normally, the concentration just goes and I have something called an absence seizure.
Seizure Response Dogs can get help (retrieve a phone, tap a K-9 rescue phone button which calls the operator and then 911, bark for help), reorient a person after a seizure, nudge a person who is having an absence seizure, provide emotional support, carry meds and client information.
During an absence seizure (petit mal) there's momentary loss of consciousness without abnormal movements.
For instance, if the child were having an absence seizure, it will probably be very brief and characterized by a blank stare.
During an absence seizure, the child appears to be staring into space and the eyes may roll upwards.
The seizures can either be of the tonic-clonic type or of other types that do not involve muscle contractions such as absence seizures or complex partial seizures1.