petit mal epilepsy

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Related to petit mal epilepsy: grand mal epilepsy, focal epilepsy, status epilepticus
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Synonyms for petit mal epilepsy

epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities)

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Ruth has suffered from petit mal epilepsy since she was six.
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.
These results indicate that thymoquinone may have anticonvulsant activity in the petit mal epilepsy probably through an opioid receptor-mediated increase in GABAergic tone.
So, thymoquinone may be useful in petit mal epilepsy.
The key to this study was the use of a special strain of mice with seizures resembling those of children with petit mal epilepsy.