generalized seizure

noun

Medical Definition of generalized seizure

: a seizure (as an absence seizure or tonic-clonic seizure) that originates in both cerebral hemispheres Generalized seizures may also accompany some of the most severe degenerative diseases seen in neurological practices, and these may or may not be amenable to medical management.— Donald L. Schomer and Peter M. Black, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 3 Dec. 2008 — compare partial seizure

Learn More about generalized seizure

Cite this Entry

“Generalized seizure.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/generalized%20seizure. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

Comments on generalized seizure

What made you want to look up generalized seizure? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!