Definition of Tonic epilepsy
1. Noun. Epilepsy in which the body is rigid during the seizure.
Medical Definition of Tonic epilepsy
1. An attack in which the body is rigid. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonic Epilepsy
Literary usage of Tonic epilepsy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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). ..."