hypsarrhythmia

noun
hyps·​ar·​rhyth·​mia
variants: or hypsarhythmia \ ˌhips-​ā-​ˈrit͟h-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypsarhythmia (audio) \

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 intellectual disability if left untreated

Other Words from hypsarrhythmia

hypsarrhythmic or hypsarhythmic \ -​mik How to pronounce hypsarhythmic (audio) \ adjective

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“Hypsarrhythmia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypsarrhythmia. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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