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How to use grand mal in a sentence
While playing “Cyberpunk 2077” ahead of the game’s release, Ruppert, an associate editor at Game Informer, experienced a grand mal seizure, a potentially life-threatening event that causes violent muscle contractions and a loss of consciousness.A journalist had a seizure while playing ‘Cyberpunk 2077.’ Then she helped change the game. | Elise Favis | December 31, 2020 | Washington Post
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas | James Joiner | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
She evidenced particular tenderness in describing a woman cradling a fellow inmate who had just suffered a grand mal seizure.Scarsdale Doctor Killer Jean Harris Found Redemption in Prison | Michael Daly | December 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eleanor suffered her first grand mal seizure during a camping trip in 2005 and was diagnosed with brain cancer that year.
The first time she cut back on her medications, she had a grand mal seizure in her bathroom and knocked out her front teeth.
The petit mal most commonly co-exists with the grand mal, but has no necessary connexion with it, as each may exist alone.
This is incomplete grand mal, the starting stages only of a fit, recovery occurring before convulsions.
Status Epilepticus, in which a series of grand mal attacks follow one another with no conscious interval.
In Serial Epilepsy, a number of attacks of grand mal follow one another, with but very brief intervals between.
Epilepsy shows every gradation, from symptoms which cannot be described in language, to severe grand mal.
British Dictionary definitions for grand mal
a form of epilepsy characterized by loss of consciousness for up to five minutes and violent convulsions: Compare petit mal
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