/ (ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪkəs) /
a condition in which repeated epileptic seizures occur without the patient gaining consciousness between them. If untreated for a prolonged period it can lead to long-term disability or death
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Medicine definitions for status epilepticus
[ ĕp′ə-lĕp′tĭ-kəs ]
A condition in which one major attack of epilepsy succeeds another with little or no intermission.
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