epilepsia minor

epilepsia minor

noun
1. epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities); "she has been suffering from petit mal since childhood" [syn: petit mal epilepsy
2. a seizure of short duration characterized by momentary unconsciousness and local muscle spasms or twitching; "the girl was frightened by her first petit mal" [syn: petit mal
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