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complex absence in Medicine

complex absence

n.
  1. Paroxysmal impairment of consciousness that may be accompanied by other abnormalities such as atonia, automatisms, hypertonicity, myoclonus, episodes of coughing or sneezing, and vasomotor changes.
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