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Noun: absence seizure
  1. The occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.; common in petit mal epilepsy
    - absence

Type of: ictus, raptus, seizure

Part of: epilepsia minor, petit mal, petit mal epilepsy

Encyclopedia: Absence seizure