Convulsion


Convulsion
Convulsion
Classification and external resources
ICD-9 780.3
MeSH D012640

A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body.[1] Because a convulsion is often a symptom of an epileptic seizure, the term convulsion is sometimes used as a synonym for seizure. However, not all epileptic seizures lead to convulsions, and not all convulsions are caused by epileptic seizures. Convulsions are also consistent with an electric shock. For non-epileptic convulsions, see non-epileptic seizures.

Convulsions may also be referred to as "fits" in some instances.[2]

See also

  • High blood pressure
  • Paroxysm
  • Seizure

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  • Convulsión — Clasificación y recursos externos CIE 10 G40, I64, P90, R …   Wikipedia Español

  • convulsion — [ kɔ̃vylsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1538; lat. méd. convulsio → convulsé 1 ♦ Méd. Contraction violente, involontaire et saccadée des muscles. ⇒ spasme. Convulsions toniques, qui mettent les muscles dans un état de rigidité durable. Convulsions cloniques, où… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • convulsion — CONVULSION. s. f. Mouvement irrégulier et involontaire des muscles, avec secousse et violences. Grande, violente, furieuse convulsion. Convulsion épileptique. Tomber en convulsion. Être en convulsion. Dans le fort de la convulsion. Être sujet à… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • convulsión — f. neurol. Contracción violenta, involuntaria y momentánea de uno o varios grupos musculares que provoca movimientos irregulares localizados o generalizados por todo el cuerpo. Las causas que la provocan pueden ser psíquicas (convulsiones… …   Diccionario médico

  • convulsion — CONVULSION. s. f. Retraction, retirement de muscles avec secousse & violence quand le principe des nerfs est attaqué. Grande, violente, furieuse convulsion. convulsion epileptique. tomber en convulsion. comme il estoit en convulsion. dans le fort …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Convulsion — Con*vul sion, n. [L. convulsio: cf. F. convulsion.] 1. (Med.) An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body. [1913 Webster] 2. Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convulsión — 1. ‘Contracción violenta e involuntaria de los músculos’: «Llevaba tres días en la enfermería, con convulsiones y fiebre» (Dou Luna [Ven. 2002]); y ‘sacudida o agitación violenta, especialmente la de carácter social o político’: «El país está… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • convulsion — [n1] muscle spasm algospasm, attack, contortion, contraction, cramp, epilepsy, fit, paroxysm, seizure, throe, tremor; concept 308 convulsion [n2] disturbance agitation, cataclysm, clamor, commotion, disaster, ferment, furor, outcry, quaking,… …   New thesaurus

  • Convulsion — (v. lat.), Krampfige Zuckung in Streck u. Beugemuskeln wechselnd also in unwillkührlichen[423] Körperbewegungen sich darstellend, der abwechselnd in Streckungen u. Beugungen besteht. C en kommen entweder nur in einzelnen Theilen symptomatisch als …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Convulsion — Convulsion, lat., Krampf, Zuckung; länger dauernder, tonischer Krampf ist Contractur, kürzer dauernde C. heißt eine klonische, bewegliche …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon