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Noun: epilepsia major
  1. Epilepsy in which the attacks involve loss of consciousness and tonic spasms of the musculature followed by generalized jerking
    - grand mal epilepsy, grand mal, generalized epilepsy, generalised epilepsy [Brit]
  2. A seizure during which the patient becomes unconscious and has convulsions over the entire body
    - grand mal, generalized seizure, generalised seizure [Brit]

Type of: epilepsy, epileptic seizure