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seizure sei·zure (sē'zhər)
A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy.
A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram. See also epilepsy.