Seizure - petit mal

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

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 5, 2012
by Potos A. Aagen, M.D.

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