Tonic clonic (Gran or Grand mal) seizure

Tonic clonic seizure are a type of generalized seizure affecting the entire brain.

They are formerly known as grand mal seizures or gran mal seizures.

characteristics:

  • loss of consciousness
  • falling
  • stiffening of the body (tonic phase)
  • rhythmic jerking movements or convulsions (clonic phase.)

The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. 2009. Common Epilepsy Terms. Retrieved June 26, 2009 from http://www.epilepsysandiego.org/common_terms.htm

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