Definition of Convulsive

1. Adjective. Affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm. "Spastic movements"

Exact synonyms: Spasmodic, Spastic
Similar to: Unsteady
Derivative terms: Convulse, Convulse, Spasticity



2. Adjective. Resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent. "Convulsive laughter"
Similar to: Violent
Derivative terms: Convulse, Convulse

Definition of Convulsive

1. a. Producing, or attended with, convulsions or spasms; characterized by convulsions; convulsionary.

Definition of Convulsive

1. Adjective. Marked by or having the nature of convulsions. ¹

2. Adjective. Having or producing convulsions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Convulsive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Convulsive

1. Relating to convulsions; marked by or producing convulsions. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convulsive

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convulsive (current term)
convulsive reflex
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Literary usage of Convulsive

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1. 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)
"Tic convulsive True tic convulsive is usually a chronic spasm of the muscles of one- half of ... Most cases of genuine tic convulsive are found in neurotic, ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1873)
"Pregnancy, by evoking or producing convulsive diseases under certain known and ... The rational treatment of convulsive diseases in women must take into ..."

3. A Treatise on the diseases of the nervous system by William Alexander Hammond, Græme M. Hammond (1891)
"UNDER the designation of convulsive tremor, I propose to include all those cases of non-rhythmical tremor or clonic convulsive movements which are ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1886)
"The affection above indicated is characterized by sudden convulsive movements accompanied with inarticulate foul or profane ejaculations. HISTORY. ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1886)
"The affection above indicated is characterized by sudden convulsive movements accompanied with inarticulate foul or profane ejaculations. HISTORY. ..."

6. Diseases of the nervous system: A Text-book of Neurology and Psychiatry by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"EPILEPSY AND convulsive TYPES OF REACTION. EPILEPSY, the "falling sickness," has been known from the earliest times, the very word itself carrying in its ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"convulsive phenomena, from the mere twitching of a single muscle to the most violent and prolonged agitation of every voluntary muscle of the body, ..."

8. The Epidemics of the Middle Ages by Justus Friedrich Carl Hecker, Benjamin Guy Babington (1859)
"434, there is an account of " some convulsive diseases in certain parts of Scotland," which is taken from Sir J. Sinclair's statistical account, ..."

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