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"

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  • 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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  • Seizure of LSD in Madisonville Traced to Houston Nightclub
    The recent seizure of LSD in Madisonville has been traced back to a popular nightclub in Houston that was raided Friday night. Read more on this news related to 'Seizure'
  • Isaac Kolstad Suffers Seizure, Several Setbacks
    Isaac Kolstad endured a tough week in his recovery process after he suffered a seizure Friday night. Kolstad has spent four months recovering from an attack in downtown Mankato. He suffered a serious brain injury after a fight. Read more on this news related to 'Seizure'
  • Girl has seizure on Third St, taken to Children's
    A girl with no ID, believed to be 16 or 17 years old, was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital after collapsing from an apparent seizure Saturday night.                 Read more on this news related to 'Seizure'

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