Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

wk#2 chapter 16


*absence seizure Generalized seizure that does not involve motor convulsions;also referred to as peti mal.
*anticolvulsant Drug usually administered IV that stops a convulsive seizure
*Antiepileptic drug Drug usually administered orally to prevent epileptic seizures
Atonic Seizure Generalized-type seizure characterized by a sudden loss of muscle tone.
Clonic Convulsive muscle contraction in which rigidity and relaxation alternate in rapid succession.
Convulsion Involuntary muscle contraction that is either tonic or clonic
Epilepsy CNS disorder characterized by uncontrolled nerve discharges and manifested by recurring, spontaneous seizures of any type
Generalized seizures Seizure originating and involving both certebral hemisphere that may be either convulsive or
Grand mal Older term for a generalized seizure charachterized by full-body tonic and clonic motor convulsions
Myoclonic Generalized seizures that are usually brief and often confined to one part of the body
*Patial Seizure Seizure originating in one area of the brain that may spread to other areas
Seizure Abnormal discharge of brain neurons that causes alteration behavior and/or motor activity
*Status epilepticus Continuous series of generalized tonic and clonic seizures, a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment
Tonic Convulsive muscle contraction characterized by sustained muscular contractions
*Tonic-clonic Generalized seizure characterized by full-body tonic and clonic convulsions and loss of consciousness.
GABA Gamma-aminobutyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the CNS
types of seizures for DILANTIN Anticonvulsants, tonic-clonic, status epilepticus, complex partial seizures
types of seizures for LORAZEPAM Status epilepticus seizures
types of seizures for GABAPENTIN Partial seizures
types of seizures for ETHOSUXIMIDE Absence seizures
types of seizures for DIAZEPAM Tonic-clonic, status epilecticus, seizures that already in progress
types of seizures for CARBAMAZEPINE Tonic-clonic
types of seizures for LACOSAMIDE Partial seizures
types of seizures for FELBAMATE Partial seizures
Created by: carmen26