grand mal definition

  • noun:
    • A severe kind of epilepsy characterized by seizures concerning spasms and reduced awareness.
    • a kind of epilepsy where in actuality the seizures are characterized as serious and incorporate spasms and unconsciousness. An official medical term would be tonic-clonic seizures.
    • a seizure during which the in-patient becomes unconscious and has now convulsions on the body
    • epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms for the musculature accompanied by generalized jerking

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