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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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1] Three patients diagnosed with migraine pain originating in the dilated terminal branches of the external carotid arteries, and who were also under treatment for grand mal epilepsy, underwent surgical cauterisation of the relevant vessels.
Discussion : Ce rapport souligne Vimportance d'un historique complet et de l'examen des patients ayant des antecedents d'une crise de grand mal et de douleurs dorsales, en particulier si Von envisage des ajustements vertebraux.
Whether it is a Grand Mal or an Absence seizure, it is so scary to see someone who is there with you 100% the one minute--and then instantly fall to the ground or stare into space the next.
The electricity initiates a grand mal seizure, which restores normal brain function.
One is to request help immediately and the other is a "Seizure Warning" feature for those that frequently have auras (simple-partial seizures) that don't always lead to a convulsive grand mal seizure.
Ferrer s'est impose en deux sets (6/3, 7/5) et un peu moins de deux heures de jeu au terme d'un match au cours duquel les deux joueurs ont eu le plus grand mal a s'imposer sur leur engagement.
She had several grand mal seizures and was placed in the epilepsy ward at NYU Langone Medical Center.
I have two daily and one type, the bigger tonic-clonic seizure, sometimes known as grand mal, which this one was.
As time progressed, she would have either a mild seizure or'a grand mal type.
His mother Ericha began a campaign in October 2013 to raise $13,000 in order to obtain a seizure alert service dog to help her son, who experiences grand mal seizures.
Or that grand mal seizure suffered on a bar Stool in some dim beer joint