Seizure - absence

Alternative names
Seizure - petit mal; Absence seizure; Petit mal seizure

Definition
A petit mal seizure is a temporary disturbance of brain function caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain and characterized by abrupt, short-term lack of conscious activity (“absence”) or other abnormal change in behavior.

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Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.

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