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Partial seizure

Synonym(s)

  • focal seizure

Definition(s)

A seizure (as of Jacksonian epilepsy or temporal lobe epilepsy) that originates in a localized part of the cerebral cortex, that involves motor, sensory, autonomic, or psychic symptoms (as twitching of muscles, localized numbness, or auras), and that may or may not progress to a generalized seizure -- called also focal seizure.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014