American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Both tonic and clonic. Used of a convulsion or muscular spasms.
“Gran or grand mal seizures -- also known as tonic-clonic seizures -- involve a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions.”
“Central nervous system effects are also common and can vary from agitation to tonic-clonic seizures.”
“All over the globe, according to this view, the same experience has been repeated: Some poor fellow suffers a generalized epileptic seizure—a “tonic-clonic seizure,” as it is now known to physicians.”
“Jesse had generalized tonic-clonic seizures that lasted from one to two minutes.”
“Most often, though, they fall in a well-documented spectrum of mental and somatic anomalies, from the transient episodes of decreased awareness known as absence (formerly called "petit mal") to the tonic-clonic (or "grand mal") attack characterized by loss of consciousness, collapse and spasmodic stiffening and jerking.”
“Webbing will be put on as I managed to flip/fall out of this chair during a grand mal/tonic-clonic.”
“Phenytoin and fosphenytoin are used to control tonic-clonic grand mal and complex-partial seizures in epilepsy.”
“Without medications, I suffer from grand-mal seizures also known as tonic-clonic seizures.”
“Do I believe the EMT and ER senior doctor who saw me have a series of three to four seizures and who I asked directly what it was, and was it “Pseudo” and he said “No, it was Atypical” meaning a seizure that is not a simple tonic-clonic and recommended Lyrica instead of the traditional drug until the exact seizure was found, along with Ativan and the Diazepam.”
“The tonic-clonic state or grand mal lasted approximately 2 minutes.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘tonic-clonic’.
but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
All the words that are fit to be made up. Or, you know, to get into a weekly newsmagazine. I've been meaning to make this list for a long time.
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