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 Medicine, 4 Mar. 2010

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