temporal lobe epilepsy

noun

Medical Definition of temporal lobe epilepsy 

: epilepsy characterized by partial rather than generalized seizures that typically originate in the temporal lobe and are marked by impairment of consciousness, automatisms, unusual changes in behavior, and hallucinations (as of odors) abbreviation TLE

called also psychomotor epilepsy

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