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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.


noun caliber, caste, circumstance, class, dignity, elevation, eminence, esteem, footing, grade, importance, notability, place, position, posture, prestige, prominence, quality, rank, rating, situation, state, station, superiority
Associated concepts: proof of status, status of purchaser, staaus of trustee
See also: aspect, caliber, case, character, class, condition, credit, degree, honor, phase, position, posture, precedence, prestige, quality, rating, recognition, reputation, situation, state, title

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.

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Correlation between BIS-derived parameters was reflected in a recent case report illustrating care and monitoring of a patient with refractory status epilepticus in barbiturate-induced coma (Jaggi, Schwabe, Gill, & Horowitz, 2003).
They highlight current guidelines recommending immediate treatment of children to prevent progression to status epilepticus and emphasize that a more systematic response is needed to ensure that children receive rescue medication regardless of where their seizure occurs.
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus is one of the most under-recognised or misdiagnosed epileptic conditions.
Meningitis 58% Strokes 8% Space-occupying lesions 5% Status epilepticus 7% PML 8% Other 14% Note: Table made from pie chart.
When the researchers caused status epilepticus in the animals, both the normal and genetically modified mice developed epilepsy.
We present a case of non-lesional central area status epilepticus successfully treated early in the course of hospitalization with a combination of resection and multiple subpial transections (MST).
Despite the picture of status epilepticus, neuro-cognitive dysfunction or recurring seizures are not observed (4,5).
Effects of nimodipine on the behavioral sequalae of experimental status epilepticus in prepubescent rats.
Three days after her transfer, an EEG showed that Donna's brain was being ravaged by continuous seizures, a condition known as non-convulsive status epilepticus,.