Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

[lĕnəks-gă-stō, -gä-]

n.

A generalized myoclonic astatic epilepsy that occurs in children as a result of various cerebral afflictions such as perinatal hypoxia, cerebral hemorrhage, encephalitis, and maldevelopment or metabolic disorders of the brain; it is characterized by mental retardation and generalized tonic seizures or akinetic attacks.Lennox syndrome

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