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Jacksonian epilepsy

noun

Medical Definition of JACKSONIAN EPILEPSY

:  epilepsy that is characterized by progressive spreading of the abnormal movements or sensations from a focus affecting a muscle group on one side of the body to adjacent muscles or by becoming generalized and that corresponds to the spread of epileptic activity in the motor cortex
April 28, 2015
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