ictal

ictal
Relating to or caused by a stroke or seizure. [L. ictus, a stroke]

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ic·tal 'ik-təl adj of, relating to, or caused by ictus <\ictal symptomatology> <\ictal speech automatisms>

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  • Ictal — refers to a physiologic state or event such as a seizure, stroke or headache. The word originates from the Latin ictus , meaning a blow or a stroke. In electroencephalography, or EEG, the recording during an actual seizure is said to be ictal .… …   Wikipedia

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  • Ictal headache — Ictal headaches are headaches associated with seizure activity. They may occur either before (pre ictal) or after (post ictal) a seizure, and in rare circumstances during a seizure. Many cases of ictal headache may be misdiagnosed as migraine… …   Wikipedia

  • ictal hallucination —    The term ictal hallucination is indebted to the Latin noun ictus, which means blow or thrust. In neurology the term ictus is used to denote a paroxysmal epileptic seizure. The term ictal hallucination refers to a hallucination occurring in the …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • ictal blindness and hallucinations —    The term ictal blindness is indebted to the Latin noun ictus, which means blow or thrust. In neurology the term ictus denotes a paroxysmal epileptic seizure. The term ictal blindness refers to a rare amaurotic state occurring in the context of …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • ictal illusion —    The term ictal illusion is indebted to the Latin noun ictus, which means blow or thrust. In neurology the term ictus refers to a paroxysmal epileptic seizure. The term ictal illusion is used to denote an illusion that occurs in the context of… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • ictal religious experience —    The term ictal religious experience is indebted to the Latin noun ictus (thrust, blow). It is used to denote a religious experience taking place during an epileptic seizure. The duration of this experience is usually seconds to minutes,… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • ictal metamorphopsia —    The term ictal metamorphopsia comes from the Latin noun ictus (thrust, blow) and the Greek words metamorphoun (to change the form) and opsis (seeing). It is used to denote a type of metamorphopsia (i.e. a visual distortion) attributable to a… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • ictal — ic·tal …   English syllables

  • ictal — /ˈɪktəl/ (say iktuhl) adjective relating to or caused by an ictus …  

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