complex absence

n.

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.

Nearby words

  1. completing the square,
  2. completion,
  3. completionist,
  4. completist,
  5. complex,
  6. complex analysis,
  7. complex carbohydrate,
  8. complex conjugate,
  9. complex fraction,
  10. complex ion


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