Definition of Reflex epilepsy

1. Noun. A form of epilepsy in which attacks are induced by peripheral stimulation.

Generic synonyms: Epilepsy
Specialized synonyms: Musicogenic Epilepsy, Photogenic Epilepsy

Medical Definition of Reflex epilepsy

1. Seizures which are induced by peripheral stimulation; e.g., audiogenic, laryngeal, photogenic, or other stimulation. Synonym: sensory precipitated epilepsy. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reflex Epilepsy

reflex angina
reflex angle
reflex arc
reflex arcs
reflex asthma
reflex camera
reflex control
reflex cough
reflex detrusor contraction
reflex dyspepsia
reflex epilepsy (current term)
reflex hammer
reflex headache
reflex incontinence
reflex inhibition
reflex iridoplegia
reflex movement
reflex neurogenic bladder
reflex otalgia
reflex response
reflex sensation
reflex sympathetic dystrophy
reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
reflex symptom

Literary usage of Reflex epilepsy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"We must hesitate to rank reflex epilepsy in the same class with the genuine form. The whole subject of " reflex epilepsy " needs a new and thorough ..."

2. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1893)
"... retardation or interference of its molecular vibration. tern and we can account for reflex epilepsy perhaps as follows : Accordingly heat units or heat ..."

3. Special Pathology and Therapeutics of the Diseases of Domestic Animals by Ferenc Hutyra, Josef Marek (1913)
"reflex epilepsy is mostly associated with certain diseases of the mucous ... The attacks in this kind of reflex epilepsy are usually not the result of a ..."

4. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"A mistake is not dangerous, as the treatment will be very much the same, except that in purely reflex epilepsy we have to fight against the périphérie cause ..."

5. Diseases of the Nervous System by Archibald Church, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"reflex epilepsy belongs to the category of traumatic epilepsy. ... The convulsions in man, which are regarded as reflex epilepsy in the restricted sense, ..."

6. The Practice of Medicine by Horatio C. Wood, Reginald Heber Fitz (1897)
"reflex epilepsy usually conforms in its type to the idiopathic disease ; its nature is to be made out only by discovering and noticing the effect of the ..."

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