Definition of status epilepticus in English:

status epilepticus

Line breaks: sta¦tus epi|lep¦ticus
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪkəs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A dangerous condition in which epileptic fits follow one another without recovery of consciousness between them.
    More 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.

Origin

modern Latin.

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