Definition of status epilepticus in English:

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status epilepticus

Pronunciation: /ˈstātəs ˌepəˈleptikəs/ /ˈstatəs/


A dangerous condition in which epileptic seizures follow one another without recovery of consciousness between them.
Example sentences
  • In most cases of alcohol withdrawal seizures, adding anticonvulsants to benzodiazepines is unnecessary, unless the patient develops status epilepticus.
  • The first symptom of the disease in the majority of the patients was development of seizures, and 20% presented with status epilepticus.
  • It has been postulated that mesial temporal sclerosis may be related to a complicated delivery, febrile convulsions during childhood, and status epilepticus.

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Syllabification: sta·tus ep·i·lep·ti·cus

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