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