temporal lobe epilepsy

noun

: 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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“Temporal lobe epilepsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/temporal%20lobe%20epilepsy. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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