from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling epilepsy.

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  • adjective Resembling epilepsy.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to epilepsy, or resembling epilepsy, particularly in regard to its associated seizures, as with grand mal epileptiform seizure.


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  • An EEG, performed on August 15, 2006, showed "rhythmic epileptiform discharges in the right temporal region and then focal slowing during a witnessed clinical seizure."

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  • Dick had an epileptic fit, or, more properly speaking, an epileptiform convulsion, which had lasted about half an hour, and endangered his life.

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  • Anyhow, love is an incurable malady, like those diathetic states in which rheumatism affords the sufferer a brief respite only to be replaced by epileptiform headaches.

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  • An awful fit of “epileptiform convulsions,” the result of suppressed gout, followed, and the local doctors who were called in came to the conclusion that

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  • Slow activity, frontal high-voltage delta in coma; epileptiform activity

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  • Local but nonspecific increase in slow activity, decreased fast activity, loss or reduction in amplitude of normal background rhythms; occasional epileptiform patterns sharp or spike waves; if deep stroke, no EEG findings; if associated with depression, EEG changes may be in left frontal areas

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  • In this last Anna had excelled herself, having an epileptiform seizure in the huge bookshop on the corner of the Leone IV and nicking the pharmacopoeia while people ran about for water.

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  • It appears to be due to the fact that motor impulse is excited by perceptions without the necessary concurrence of the volition of the individual to cause the discharge, and are analogous to epileptiform paroxysms due to reflex action.

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  • Provers of the tincture (H.) in toxic doses experienced giddiness, stupor, and confusion of mind, twitchings of the limbs, intermission of the pulse, and other symptoms indicative of the epileptiform

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  • If too large a dose of apiol be taken it will cause headache, giddiness, staggering, and deafness; and if going still further, it will induce epileptiform convulsions.

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