from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, a form of convulsive attack which presents a greater amount of coördination than ordinary epilepsy, and in this respect resembles a hysterical attack. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A disease resembling hysteria in its nature, and characterized by the occurrence of epileptiform convulsions, which can often be controlled or excited by pressure on the ovaries, and upon other definite points in the body.
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- noun medicine, dated A supposed illness, later identified as
iatrogenic, resembling hysteriaand characterized by epileptiform convulsions.
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hystero- + epilepsy