Absence seizure: A seizure that takes the form of a staring spell. The person suddenly seems to be "absent." An absence seizure involves a brief loss of awareness, which can be accompanied by blinking or mouth twitching. Absence seizures have a very characteristic appearance on an electroencephalogram (EEG).
Also called a petit mal seizure.
n. A brief, sudden loss of consciousness symptomatic of petit mal epilepsy
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Absence seizures are a type of generalized seizures.They were first described by Poupart in 1705, and later by Tissot in 1770, who used the term .
Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It is also called a seizure disorder.