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Diseases » Clonic seizures » Glossary

Glossary for Clonic seizures

  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Level of consciousness symptoms: Symptoms related to consciousness such as coma or loss of consciousness.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Nierhoff-Hübner syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by the abnormal calcification of various bones in an newborn infant's body.
  • Photosensitive seizures: Seizures that are triggered by lights. The triggering type or pattern of light is variable amongst patients. Some examples including flickering television screen, strobe lights or sunlight between spaced trees. The exact symptoms are variable and may have tonic and or clonic components. The condition is more common in patients with a history of certain juvenile seizures (absence and myoclonic) and tends to resolve during adulthood.


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