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What is Tonic-Clonic seizure?

What is Tonic-Clonic seizure?

  • Tonic-Clonic seizure: Abnormal electrical activity in the brain which results in stiffening and rigidity of muscles (tonic phase) followed by rhythmic jerking motions (clonic phase). The tonic phase tends to last less than half a minute and the clonic phase usually lasts a couple of minutes. This type of seizure affects the whole brain. Full recovery from symptoms such as fatigue following an episode may take from minutes to days. Consciousness tends to return slowly.

Tonic-Clonic seizure: Introduction

Types of Tonic-Clonic seizure:

Broader types of Tonic-Clonic seizure:

How serious is Tonic-Clonic seizure?

Complications of Tonic-Clonic seizure: see complications of Tonic-Clonic seizure

What causes Tonic-Clonic seizure?

Causes of Tonic-Clonic seizure: see causes of Tonic-Clonic seizure

What are the symptoms of Tonic-Clonic seizure?

Symptoms of Tonic-Clonic seizure: see symptoms of Tonic-Clonic seizure

Complications of Tonic-Clonic seizure: see complications of Tonic-Clonic seizure

Tonic-Clonic seizure: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tonic-Clonic seizure.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tonic-Clonic seizure.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tonic-Clonic seizure: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tonic-Clonic seizure.
Treatments for Tonic-Clonic seizure: see treatments for Tonic-Clonic seizure
Research for Tonic-Clonic seizure: see research for Tonic-Clonic seizure

Name of Tonic-Clonic seizure

Main name of condition: Tonic-Clonic seizure


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