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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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Grand mal seizures 1 If the person is falling, try to ease their fall if you can.
Prior to the surgery he was averaging 140 grand mal seizures a week.
By two and a half, Allan had begun having seizures - both grand mal and psychomotor, with and without fever.
The investigators note that the largest EDA peaks occur with grand mal seizures, followed by significant smaller peaks signifying complex partial seizures.
Epilepsy ranges from a momentary loss of consciousness to grand mal fits, when the person suffers convulsions.
Within four days of her arrival, she had the first of many grand mal seizures that would land her in the hospital throughout her childhood.
Heartache when Jacinta has grand mal seizures and there is nothing we can do to help her.
About Grand Mal Press: Located in San Diego, California, Grand Mal Press is known primarily for publishing edgy novels in Science Fiction and Horror genres.
Almost four months after suffering a grand mal seizure moments after his College of the Canyons women's team had been eliminated from the state junior college playoffs, Herrick, 45, is taking things slower and loving life more than ever.
He suffered a grand mal seizure minutes after his team was eliminated from the Southern California Regional quarterfinal.
Moments after the game against host Orange Coast College, Canyons coach Greg Herrick suffered a grand mal seizure and was taken to a Newport Beach hospital.
Oz Show" to provide balanced and truthful coverage of the risks of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), in which grand mal seizures are electrically induced, usually to treat severe depression.