simple absence

[ sĭmpəl ]


A brief loss or impairment of consciousness accompanied by the abrupt onset of spasms or twitchings of cephalic muscles that produce a 3 per second pattern of spikes and waves on an electroencephalogram.pure absence

Nearby words

  1. simp,
  2. simpatico,
  3. simper,
  4. simpering,
  5. simple,
  6. simple algebraic extension,
  7. simple arc,
  8. simple carbohydrate,
  9. simple closed curve,
  10. simple dislocation

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