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epilepsy

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CIDE DICTIONARY

epilepsyn. [L. epilepsia, Gr. a seizure, the “falling sickness,” fr. to take besides, seize, attack; 'epi` upon, besides + to take: cf. F. épilepsie. Cf. Catalepsy.].
     The “falling sickness,” so called because the patient falls suddenly to the ground; a disease characterized by paroxysms (or fits) occurring at interval and attended by sudden loss of consciousness, and convulsive motions of the muscles.  Dunglison.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

epilepsy, n. a nervous disorder with convulsions and often loss of consciousness.

Etymology
F {eacute}pilepsie or LL epilepsia f. Gk epilepsia f. epilambano attack (as EPI-, lambano take)

THESAURUS

epilepsy

Jacksonian epilepsy, MS, Rolandic epilepsy, abdominal epilepsy, access, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, affect epilepsy, akinetic epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, apoplexy, arrest, attack, autonomic epilepsy, blockage, brain disease, cardiac epilepsy, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy, chorea, clonic spasm, clonus, convulsion, cortical epilepsy, cramp, cursive epilepsy, diurnal epilepsy, eclampsia, emotional disorder, epilepsia, epilepsia gravior, epilepsia major, epilepsia minor, epilepsia mitior, epilepsia nutans, epilepsia tarda, epitasis, falling sickness, fit, focal epilepsy, frenzy, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, grand mal, grip, haute mal, headache, herpes zoster, hysterical epilepsy, ictus, ischialgia, larval epilepsy, laryngeal epilepsy, laryngospasm, latent epilepsy, lockjaw, matutinal epilepsy, menstrual epilepsy, migraine, multiple sclerosis, musicogenic epilepsy, myoclonous epilepsy, nervous disorder, neuralgia, neuritis, neuropathy, nocturnal epilepsy, occlusion, organic psychosis, orgasm, palsy, paroxysm, petit mal, physiologic epilepsy, polyneuritis, pressure neuropathy, priapism, psychic epilepsy, psychomotor epilepsy, radiculitis, reflex epilepsy, rotatoria, sciatic neuritis, sciatica, seizure, sensory epilepsy, serial epilepsy, sexual climax, shaking palsy, shingles, spasm, spastic paralysis, stoppage, stroke, tardy epilepsy, tetanus, tetany, the jerks, throes, thromboembolism, thrombosis, tic douloureux, tonic epilepsy, tonic spasm, torsion spasm, toxic psychosis, traumatic epilepsy, trismus, ucinate epilepsy, visitation

ROGET THESAURUS

epilepsy

Agitation

N agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, dance, jactitation, quassation, shuffling, twitter, flicker, flutter, turbulence, perturbation, commotion, turmoil, disquiet, tumult, tumultuation, hubbub, rout, bustle, fuss, racket, subsultus, staggers, megrims, epilepsy, fits, carphology, chorea, floccillation, the jerks, St. Vitus's dance, tilmus, spasm, throe, throb, palpitation, convulsion, disturbance, chaos, restlessness, ferment, fermentation, ebullition, effervescence, hurly-burly, cahotage, tempest, storm, ground swell, heavy sea, whirlpool, vortex, whirlwind, shaking, agitated tremulous, desultory, subsultory, saltatoric, quasative, shambling, giddy-paced, saltatory, convulsive, unquiet, restless, all of a twitter, by fits and starts, subsultorily, per saltum, hop skip and jump, in convulsions, in fits, tempete dans un verre d'eau.


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