hysteroepilepsy definition

  • noun:
    • A supposed infection, later recognized as iatrogenic, resembling hysteria and described as epileptiform convulsions.
    • A disease resembling hysteria in its nature, and characterized by the occurrence of epileptiform convulsions, which could frequently be managed or excited by stress on the ovaries, and upon other definite points within the body.
    • In pathology, a form of convulsive attack which presents a greater amount of co√∂rdination than ordinary epilepsy, and in this value resembles a hysterical attack. Also called hysteroid convulsion.

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