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The standing, state, or condition of an individual; the rights, obligations, capacities, and incapacities that assign an individual to a given class.

For example, the term status is used in reference to the legal state of being an infant, a ward, or a prisoner, as well as in reference to a person's social standing in the community.

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STATUS. The condition of persons. It also means estate, because it signifies the condition or circumstances in which the owner stands with regard to his property. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1689.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Table-II: Relationship between etiology of status epilepticus and the age of occurrence.
Ketamine is an NMDA antagonist and it can potentially be used for the management of refractory status epilepticus (RSE).
Nine patients (81.8%) had acute repetitive seizures, and two (18.2%) had nonconvulsive status epilepticus. The demographic data are shown in the Table 1.
The scope of this review is to primarily provide updates in management of refractory status epilepticus. With this aim, we focused on adult RSE cases.
Kaplan et al., "Unified EEG terminology and criteria for nonconvulsive status epilepticus," Epilepsia, vol.
Valproate versus diazepam for generalized convulsive status epilepticus: A pilot study.
Status epilepticus (SE) was reported as convulsive (CSE) for CS lasting more than five minutes or if two or more occurred without a return to baseline neurological function in between, or nonconvulsive SE for continuous ictal-appearing patterns lasting >30 minutes or ictal patterns present more than 50% of one hour of EEG recording.
Propofol and Midazolam in the treatment of refractory status epilepticus. Epilepsia 2001; 42: 380-6.
Ahmad, "Protective effects of curcumin against lithium-pilocarpine induced status epilepticus, cognitive dysfunction and oxidative stress in young rats," Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, vol.
Fever, consciousness disorders, disorientation, behavioral disorders, language disorders, seizures or status epilepticus, and focal neurologic deficit constitute the typical signs and symptoms of HSV encephalitis [7].
No gross abnormalities were identified at necropsy leading to a diagnosis of death due to status epilepticus. Etiology of seizure was undetermined but thought to be secondary to toxicity from resveratrol or diluent.