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A seizure that involves most of the brain. No focal point.
A seizure that begins at a focus and remains localized.
A partial seizure, starting from a focus and remaining localied, that does not produce loss of consciousness.
Simple partial seizure
A partial seizure, srtarting from a focus and remaining localized, that produces loss of consciousness.
Complex partial seizure
A generalized, tonic-clonic seizure, which results in convulsion. Most severe form of seizure.
Grand mal seizure
A sensation that precedes a seizure; its exact nature depends on the location of the seizure focus.
The first phase of a grand mal seizure, in which all of the patient's skeletal muscles are contracted.
The phase of a grand mal seizure in which the patient shows rhythmic jerking movements.
A type of seizure often seen in childre; characterized by periods of inattention, which are not subsequently remembered.
Absence seizures are also known as...
What are possible causes of seizures?
Scarring due to injury, stroke or tumor, drugs and infections that produce high fever, and drug withdrawal