absence seizure

noun Pathology.

petit mal.

Nearby words

  1. abscopal,
  2. abscopal effect,
  3. abseil,
  4. absence,
  5. absence makes the heart grow fonder,
  6. absent,
  7. absent without leave,
  8. absent-minded,
  9. absentation,
  10. absente reo

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Medicine definitions for absence seizure

absence seizure


A brief, sudden loss of consciousness symptomatic of petit mal epilepsy.

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