- a form of seizure indicative of petit mal epilepsy. Brief seizure lasting to 30 seconds concerning vacantness and decreased awareness, possibly including twitching; excluding spasm or unconsciousness.
- the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of awareness (which is not afterwards recalled), often with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
Hyponym for "absence seizure"
Hypernym for "absence seizure"