Seizure

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Seizure Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the taking possession of something by legal process
  • the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
  • the act of taking of a person by force
  • a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure" ,
  • the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property ,
  • the act of taking of a person by force ,
  • the taking possession of something by legal process

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Seizure Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A seizure is when the nerves of somebody act strangely. Nerves transmit information. They do this by electrical impulses and by some chemical substances called transmitters. To the outside viewer, these seizures show as episodes of heavy shaking. Depending on the seizure, the shaking may be short and difficult to detect or it may be longer.

There are many different types of seizures. They are named by how much of the brain they affect and what happens to the person when they are having that type of seizure. Some of these are:

Status epilepticus is a seizure that lasts much longer than normal, sometimes more than 30 minutes. The person faints while the seizure is happening. These are treatable by the use of a medicine called "Diazepam" which is given from a tube into the bowels of the person, through the anus. Status epilepticus is a medical emergency. Whether treated or not, the person must get to a hospital as soon as possible, as their brain could be permanently damaged otherwise.



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