Definition of Convulsions

1. Noun. (plural of convulsion) ¹



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Definition of Convulsions

1. convulsion [n] - See also: convulsion

Medical Definition of Convulsions

1. Seizures manifested by discontinuous involuntary skeletal muscular contractions, either brief contractions repeated at short intervals or longer ones interrupted by intervals of muscular relaxation. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convulsions

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convulsions (current term)
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Literary usage of Convulsions

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"His conclusions from the study of the cases are: convulsions are most ... Healthy children horn from healthy parents rarely suffer from convulsions. ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"Occasionally, however, the convulsions in children continue and develop into true ... convulsions frequently supervene toward the close of an attack of ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Infantile convulsions (Eclampsia infantum) Predisposition.—There are children who upon insignificant cause develop fever, and are at once thrown into active ..."

4. Epilepsy and Other Chronic Convulsive Diseases: Their Causes, Symptoms, and by William Richard Gowers (1901)
"The convulsions of idiopathic epilepsy have to be distinguished from those due to ... convulsions often attend the onset of a sudden cerebral lesion, ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1891)
"In some of these cases both the convulsions and the paralysis are due to the same cause ; thus there may be softening due to tuberculous meningitis or ..."

6. The Journal of Mental Science by Royal Medico-psychological Association (1871)
"Pathological Physiology of convulsions.—This paper forms part of the article ... He divides convulsions into three classes according to their origin. "1. ..."

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