'Epilepsy' definitions:

Definition of 'epilepsy'

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A disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions

Definition of 'Epilepsy'

  • Epilepsy \Ep"i*lep`sy\, n. [L. epilepsia, Gr. ? a seizure, the "falling sickness," fr. ? to take besides, seize, attack; 'epi` upon, besides + ? to take: cf. F. ['e]pilepsie. Cf. Catalepsy.] (Med.) 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]

Synonyms of 'epilepsy'

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