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Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic
MeSH HeadingEpilepsy, Tonic-Clonic
Tree NumberC10.228.140.490.375.290
Annotationdo not confuse with EPILEPSY, TONIC see EPILEPSY, GENERALIZED
Scope NoteA generalized seizure disorder characterized by recurrent major motor seizures. The initial brief tonic phase is marked by trunk flexion followed by diffuse extension of the trunk and extremities. The clonic phase features rhythmic flexor contractions of the trunk and limbs, pupillary dilation, elevations of blood pressure and pulse, urinary incontinence, and tongue biting. This is followed by a profound state of depressed consciousness (post-ictal state) which gradually improves over minutes to hours. The disorder may be cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic (caused by an identified disease process). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p329)
Entry TermConvulsions, Grand Mal
Entry TermCryptogenic Tonic-Clonic Epilepsy
Entry TermEpilepsy, Grand Mal
Entry TermEpilepsy, Major
Entry TermEpilepsy, Tonic-Clonic, Cryptogenic
Entry TermEpilepsy, Tonic-Clonic, Familial
Entry TermEpilepsy, Tonic-Clonic, Symptomatic
Entry TermFamilial Tonic-Clonic Epilepsy
Entry TermGrand Mal Seizure Disorder
Entry TermMajor Motor Seizure Disorder
Entry TermSeizure Disorder, Grand Mal
Entry TermSeizure Disorder, Major Motor
Entry TermSeizure Disorder, Tonic Clonic
Entry TermSymptomatic Tonic-Clonic Epilepsy
Entry TermTonic Clonic Convulsions
Entry TermTonic-Clonic Convulsion Disorder
Entry TermTonic-Clonic Convulsion Syndrome
Entry TermTonic-Clonic Seizure Disorder
Entry TermTonic-Clonic Seizure Syndrome
Allowable QualifiersBL CF CI CL CN CO DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI RT SU TH UR US VE VI
History Note1992(1963)
Date of Entry19990101
Unique IDD004830


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Nervous System Diseases [C10]
   Central Nervous System Diseases [C10.228]
      Brain Diseases [C10.228.140]
         Epilepsy [C10.228.140.490]
            Epilepsy, Generalized [C10.228.140.490.375]
Epilepsy, Absence [C10.228.140.490.375.260]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeEpilepsy, Tonic-Clonic [C10.228.140.490.375.290]
Spasms, Infantile [C10.228.140.490.375.760]

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