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Harvard Medical School
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Seizure
A seizure is a sudden change in the brain's normal electrical activity.

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absence (petit mal)
Absence Seizures (Petit Mal Seizures)
An absence seizure causes a loss of consciousness for 30 seconds or less. It is barely noticeable, if at all.

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epilepsy
Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a nervous system condition. It causes repeated, sudden, brief changes in the brain's electrical activity. These changes cause various types of symptoms.

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febrile
Febrile Seizures
Febrile seizures occur in children and are caused by a high fever or by a sudden rise in body temperature.

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grand mal
Generalized Seizures (Grand Mal Seizures)
Generalized seizures produce a physical convulsion as a result of an electrical abnormality in the brain.

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partial
Partial Seizures (Focal Seizures)
When only a portion of the brain is involved in a seizure it is called a partial seizure or focal seizure.

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tonic-clonic
Generalized Seizures (Grand Mal Seizures)
Generalized seizures produce a physical convulsion as a result of an electrical abnormality in the brain.

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generalized
Generalized Seizures (Grand Mal Seizures)
Generalized seizures produce a physical convulsion as a result of an electrical abnormality in the brain.

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focal
Partial Seizures (Focal Seizures)
When only a portion of the brain is involved in a seizure it is called a partial seizure or focal seizure.


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