Elements of petit mal epilepsy
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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English


  • Petit mal epilepsy.,
  • Epilepsy, Petit Mal.

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Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Statement[edited by] Michael S. Myslobodsky, Allan F. Mirsky.
ContributionsMyslobodsky, Michael., Mirsky, Allan F.
LC ClassificationsRC374.5 .E44 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 419 p. :
Number of Pages419
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2399303M
ISBN 100820403695
LC Control Number87029318

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  The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. follow us Professional Place West, Suite , Landover, MD | Generalized seizures are classified as tonic-clonic (grand mal), in which there is loss of consciousness and involuntary contraction of all the muscles of the body, lasting a few minutes; or absence (petit mal), in which there is clouding of the consciousness for about 1 to 30 sec and no falling, with as many as attacks occurring daily. Absence Seizures and the Study of Consciousness. Elizabeth Hartwell. Epilepsy has intrigued and confused humans for thousands of years. The “sacred disease” was mentioned in BC in the Hammurabi Laws and the Talmud, and in BC the physician Hippocrates correctly speculated that its origins lie within the brain. Petit mal seizures were not specifically addressed until much later. Epilepsy is a nervous system disorder that causes seizures. Absence seizures, or petit mal seizures, are brief and many not have noticeable : Rachel Nall.

  Petit mal: A form of epilepsy with very brief, unannounced lapses in consciousness. A petit mal seizure involves a brief loss of awareness, which can be accompanied by blinking or mouth twitching. Petit mal seizures have a very characteristic appearance on an electroencephalogram ().. Petit mal (little illness in French) seizures are also known as absence seizures. Absence seizures are one of several kinds of generalized seizures are sometimes referred to as petit mal seizures (from the French for "little illness", a term dating from the late 18th century). Absence seizures are characterized by a brief loss and return of consciousness, generally not followed by a period of lethargy (i.e. without a notable postictal stateSpecialty: Neurology. Based on the EEG findings, in Frederic Gibbs (–) and William Lennox (–) could for the first time differentiate absence seizures characteristic of petit mal from psychomotor seizures occurring within the context of temporal lobe epilepsy ; the later introduction of video-EEG allowed a precise electro-clinical correlation Cited by: 4. How long does a patient become unconscious for suffering from petit mal epilepsy? seconds. What happens to the head and neck muscles and the eyes in a person suffering from petit mal epilepsy petit mal epilepsy? Contraction of the head and neck muscles and blinking of the eyes.

Petit mal epilepsy: a review and integration of recent information. Mirsky AF, Duncan CC, Myslobodsky MS. Petit mal (absence) epilepsy remains one of the most enigmatic of neurological disorders, and there is no widely accepted theory of its etiology. This review covers some of the current issues concerned with the disorder, including treatment Cited by: (previously called petit mal) Absence seizures are more common in children than adults and can happen very frequently. During an absence a person becomes unconscious for a short time. Epilepsy Society and any third party cannot be held responsible for any actions taken as a result of using this service. Any references made to other.   Look for a sudden stop in motion. If someone suddenly stops in their tracks, or seems to “blank out” and become non-responsive, she may be having a petit mal seizure. Most petit mal seizures only last about 15 seconds, so don't assume that someone didn't have a petit mal seizure just because she stopped or froze up for a few : 34K. Book Reviews Book Reviews Elements of Petit Mal Epilepsy. Michael Myslobodsky. Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York, , pages. Price: $ Elements of Petit Ma1 Epilepsy is a multiauthored book that was produced by a special interest group through the National Institutes of .