Share this entry

Share this page

ictal

Syllabification: ic·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈiktl
 
/

Definition of ictal in English:

adjective

Medicine
Of or relating to a seizure.
Example sentences
  • It was considered ictal when the injection was made until the most evident clinical or EEG findings end.
  • In our patients, ictal vomiting does not lateralize temporal lobe epilepsy and is not specific to pathology.
  • A multivariate analysis upon ictal chronology and interictal spikes predicts perfusion patterns in temporal lobe epilepsy.

Origin

1950s: from ictus + -al.

Definition of ictal in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing