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hypsarrhythmia

noun hyps·ar·rhyth·mia
variants: or hypsarhythmia play \ˌhips-ā-ˈrit͟h-mē-ə\

medical Definition of hypsarrhythmia

:an abnormal encephalogram that is characterized by slow waves of high voltage and a disorganized arrangement of spikes, occurs especially in infants, and is indicative of a condition that leads to severe mental retardation if left untreated

hypsarrhythmic

or hypsarhythmic play \-mik\ adjective

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