status epilepticus

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status epilepticus (ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪkəs)
 
n
a condition in which repeated epileptic seizures occur without the patient gaining consciousness between them. If untreated for a prolonged period it can lead to long-term disability or death

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status epilepticus status ep·i·lep·ti·cus (ěp'ə-lěp'tĭ-kəs)
n.
A condition in which one major attack of epilepsy succeeds another with little or no intermission.

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