Type of epileptic seizure that lasts only a few seconds to half a minute, characterized by a loss of awareness and a absence of activity. It is also called a petit mal seizure.
alges/o=sense of pain
Absence of pain.
Lack of feeling or sensation
inability to comunicate verbally or in writing due to damage of the speech or language centers in the brain.
Lack of muscle coordination
Sensations, such as seeing colors or smelling an unusual odor, that occur just prior to an epileptic seizure or migraine headache.
Profound unconsciousness resulting from an illness or injury.
Condition of being awake and aware of surroundings.
Severe involuntary muscle contractions and relaxations. These have a variety of causes, such as epilepsy, fever, and toxic conditions.
Abnormal mental state characterized by confusion, disorientation, and agitation.
Progressive imlpairment of intellectual function that interferes with performing activities of daily living. Patients have little awareness of their codition. found in disorders such as Alzheimer's.
difficulty communicating verbally or in writing due to damage of the speech or language centers in the brain.
Localized seizure often affecting one limb.
Weakness or loss of motion on one side of the body.
Paralysis on only one side of the body.
Abnormally heightened sense of feeling, sense of pain, or sensitivity to touch.
muscle weakness in one limb.
Paralysis of one limb.
Temporary or permanent loss of the ability to control movement.
Temporary or permanent loss of function or voluntary movement.
para-=two like parts of a pair
Paralysis of the lower portion of the body and both legs.
Abnormal sensation such as burning or tingling.
State of being aware of surroundings and responding to stimuli only part of the time.
clon/o=rapid contracting and relaxing
Type of severe epileptic seizure characterized by a loss of consciousness and convuldsions. The seizure alternates between strong continuous muscle spasms (tonic) and rhythmic muscle contraction and relaxation (clonic). It is also called a grand mal seizure.
Involuntary repetitive alternating movement of a part of the body.
State of being unaware of surroundings, with the inability to respond to stimuli.