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juvenile absence epilepsy

noun

medical Definition of juvenile absence epilepsy

:epilepsy that typically begins between the ages of 10 and 16 and is marked by the daily occurrence of absence seizures and usually by tonic-clonic seizures
  • In contrast to childhood absence epilepsy, juvenile absence epilepsy occurs in older children and is characterized by much less frequent absence seizures (often not triggered by hyperventilation) …
  • —Tracy A. Glauser et al.The New England Journal of Medicine4 Mar. 2010

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