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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. BlackThe Journal of the American Medical Association3 Dec. 2008
— compare partial seizure

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