partial seizure

partial seizure
partial seizure n a seizure (as of Jacksonian epilepsy or temporal lobe epilepsy) that originates in a localized part of the cerebral cortex, that involves motor, sensory, autonomic, or psychic symptoms (as twitching of muscles, localized numbness, or auras), and that may or may not progress to a generalized seizure called also focal seizure compare generalized seizure

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1. any seizure due to a lesion in a specific, known area of the cerebral cortex; symptoms vary with different lesion locations. Called also focal or partial onset s. See also complex partial s. and simple partial s. 2. complex partial s.

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