juvenile absence epilepsy

noun

: 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

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“Juvenile absence epilepsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/juvenile%20absence%20epilepsy. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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