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Meaning of GRAND MAL

Pronunciation:  'gran 'mal

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a seizure (or a type of epilepsy characterized by such seizures) during which the patient becomes unconscious and has convulsions over the entire body
 
 Synonyms: epilepsia major, generalized seizure
 
 See Also: epileptic seizure

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A generalized convulsion accompanied by loss of consciousness.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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