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- noun A generalized seizure marked by transient loss of consciousness and the absence of convulsions, occurring mostly in children.
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- noun medicine A type of seizure indicative of
petit mal epilepsy. Brief seizure lasting up to 30 seconds involving vacantness and lack of awareness, possibly including twitching; not including spasmor unconsciousness.
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- noun the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
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