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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



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