Definition of Tonic epilepsy

1. Noun. Epilepsy in which the body is rigid during the seizure.

Generic synonyms: Epilepsy



Medical Definition of Tonic epilepsy

1. An attack in which the body is rigid. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonic Epilepsy

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tonguesters
tongueworm
tongueworms
tonguey
tonguing
tonguing and grooving plane
tonguings
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tonic-clonic seizure
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tonic convulsion
tonic epilepsy (current term)
tonic key
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Literary usage of Tonic epilepsy

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1. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"In partial tonic epilepsy the muscles of the neck contract on one side, drawing the head towards the corresponding shoulder. The arm contracts in a position ..."

2. Solvents, Oils, Gums, Waxes and Allied Substances by Frederic Sackett Hyde (1913)
"Poisonous and slightly bitter. Sparingly soluble in water, easily in alcohol, ether, and chloroform. Tonic (epilepsy, worms). ..."

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