psychomotor epilepsy.

psychomotor epilepsy.
[1935-40]

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  • psychomotor epilepsy — n TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSY * * * see epilepsy …   Medical dictionary

  • psychomotor epilepsy — noun epilepsy characterized clinically by impairment of consciousness and amnesia for the episode; often involves purposeful movements of the arms and legs and sometimes hallucinations • Syn: ↑temporal lobe epilepsy • Hypernyms: ↑epilepsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • psychomotor epilepsy. — See temporal lobe epilepsy. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • psychomotor epilepsy — see epilepsy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Epilepsy — (seizure disorder): When nerve cells in the brain fire electrical impulses at a rate of up to four times higher than normal, this causes a sort of electrical storm in the brain, known as a seizure. A pattern of repeated seizures is referred to as …   Medical dictionary

  • epilepsy — Synonyms and related words: Jacksonian epilepsy, MS, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, access, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, affect epilepsy, akinetic epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, apoplexy, arrest, attack, autonomic… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Epilepsy —    Called the falling sickness, epilepsy was once seen primarily as a psychiatric illness, one of William Cullen’s neuroses. Seizure patients who also had psychiatric symptoms often landed in asylums and were included in psychiatric textbooks.… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • epilepsy — n. a disorder of brain function characterized by recurrent seizures that have a sudden onset. The term idiopathic is used to describe epilepsy that is not associated with structural damage to the brain. Seizures may be generalized or partial.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • epilepsy — [ep′ə lep΄sē] n. [OFr epilepsie < LL epilepsia < Gr epilēpsia, epilēpsis, lit., a seizure, hence epilepsy < epilambanein, to seize upon < epi , upon + lambanein, to seize: see LATCH] a recurrent disorder of the nervous system,… …   English World dictionary

  • psychomotor — [sī΄kō mōt′ər] adj. 1. of the motor effects of mental processes 2. designating or of epilepsy with seizures characterized by complex behavioral phenomena …   English World dictionary

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