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Convulsion

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Definition of the noun convulsion

What does convulsion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: convulsions

  1. a sudden uncontrollable attack
    • example: convulsions of laughter
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of convulsion: fit / paroxysm
    • more generic word: attack = a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
  2. violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: ictus / raptus / seizure = a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
    • more specific terms:
      • clonus = convulsion characterized by alternating contractions and relaxations
      • epileptic seizure = convulsions accompanied by impaired consciousness
  3. a violent disturbance
  4. a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: trouble = an event causing distress or pain

Alternative definition of the noun convulsion

noun

  1. [medicine] An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
  2. An uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm.
  3. Violent turmoil.

Group

Convulsion is a New Zealand death metal group.

  • album: "A Pickled Feast"

Music

"Convulsion" is a musical EP of Max 404.

  • released in (21 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Convulsion

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Google previewThe Lancet (1840)

in the formation of a class of cases to which instrumental or other aid is applicable f Convulsion is an abstract term, the aggregate expression of results, not of the pathological condition constituting the cause of deviation from ordinary action.

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

Geologically, a convulsion is an earthquake or other violent movement of the earth's crust. Politically, a convulsion is a violent social or political upheaval. coo, coup Doves and pigeons are said to coo, and human beings can make a similar ...

Google previewPsychology in Action (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body .

Google previewPain Management, Expert Consult, Online and Print (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles ...

Google previewFundamental Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians (2016)

by CTI Reviews

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, Convulsions Huntington's disease Seizure Stroke CONCEPTSCONCEPTS A convulsion is a medical condition where ...

Google previewCommon Medical Problems (2012)

A Clinical Guide by G. Sandler

The nature of the patient's loss of consciousness was quite unlike a simple faint, and the subsequent convulsion is a very strong point against the diagnosis. Table 8.11 Differentiation between a faint and epilepsy Epilepsy Simple.

Google previewChurchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis (2014)

by Andrew T Raftery, Eric KS Lim, Andrew J K Ostor

antipsychotics, 'ecstasy' ○ Mefenamic acid overdose OTHER ○ Neurosurgery ○ Pseudo seizures HISTORY Event When evaluating patients with convulsions, it is also. A convulsion is a series of involuntary violent contractions of voluntary ...

Google previewA treatise on the principal diseases of children (1829)

by J. Gervino

CONVULSIONS, CONVULSIVE MOTIONS, AND EPILEPSY. A convulsion is an involuntary contraction of the whole muscular system, or of some muscles only. The carnous fibres have the property of contracting when they ...

Google previewPharmacology for Nursing Care (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Convulsion: A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in ...

Google previewContemporary Medical-Surgical Nursing, Volume 2 (2016)

Nursing, Medical-surgerical nursing by CTI Reviews

Convulsion: A convulsion is a medical condition where body ...

Google previewPharmacology and the Nursing Process (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Convulsion: A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resultingin an uncontrolled shaking of the body. Because a convulsion is often a symptom of an epileptic seizure, the term ...

Google previewPhysiology of Behavior (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body.

Google previewYour Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be (2008)

Everything Dads Need to Know about Pregnancy, Childbirth and Getting Ready for a New Baby by Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler, B Curtis

Eclampsia is accompanied by seizures or convulsions, and a woman can go into a coma. (A seizure is a loss of body control, such as passing out, and often includes twitching or shaking. A convulsion is a severe seizure.) Either a seizure or a ...

Google previewNursing Diagnosis (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Convulsion: A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resultingin an uncontrolled shaking of the body. Because a convulsion is often a symptom of an epileptic seizure, the term ...

Google previewThe Presages of Life and Death in Diseases (1746)

In Seven Books. In which the Whole Hippocratic Method of Predicting the Various Terminations and Events of Diseases, is in a New and Accurate Manner Illustrated and Confirmed, Not Only by the Sentiments and Opinions of the Ancient Physician, But Also by a Long Course of Attentive Observation and Experience by Prosper Alpini, Hieronymus David Gaubius

_'And in the Definitione: Medieze ascribed to the same Author, it is said that a Convulsion is an Affection incident to the Nerves and Muscles, by which sometimes the whole Body, sometimes a Part os it, is distended. Hence this Kind of ...

Google previewOlds Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Womens Health Across the Lifespan (2016)

Nursing, Nursing by CTI Reviews

Convulsion: A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resultinginan uncontrolled shaking of the body.

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

convallan convulsion convallan. convallaria (def. 2). convallaria. 1: the dried flowers, rhizome and roots of Convallaria majalis, q.v. The flowers contain convallatoxin, and convallarin; the roots and rhizome contain glycosides of convallamarin, ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

contagious convulsion contagious (communicable; infectious; transmissible). of or pertaining to a disease that is readly spread within or among species by direct (e.g., physical contact) or indirect contact, as in the case of a vector-borne ...

Google previewFuldstaendigt Dansk og Engelsk haand-lexicon (1824)

udarbeidet efter de bedste og nyeste ordbøger by Christian Friderich Bay

Senekrympende, convulsive, Senekrympning, Convulsion, Spasm. - Senep Mnstard. Senepskande, a Mustard–pot. Senepskorn, a Grain of Mustard- Seed. Senepsqvern, a Hand-mill for grinding Mustard. Senepeurt, Mustard-Plant.

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1900)

by Chalmers Watson

Le petit mal with slight convulsion, the " epilepsia mitior with evident spasm " of Eeynolds. This form of epilepsy is not uncommon, and, owing to the local nature of the spasm, the diagnosis from local cerebral disease may at the outset not ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1817)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Physiology ... and the Various Branches of Natural Philosophy Connected with Medicine by Robert Hooper

Convulsion of the muscles of the belly. Convulsio n m\ a. A wry mouth. Convulsio cerealis. Cereal convulsion, is a singular disorder of the spasmodic convulsive Kind, not common to this country, but mentioned by Calheuser tinder this title, ...

Google previewThe New London Medical and Surgical Dictionary, Etc (1826)

by J. S. Forsyth

Convulsion of the muscles of the belly. Cnuvu'tsro CANI 'NA. Awrymonth. Cosvu'nsm canna'us. (From Ceres, corn). Cereal convulsion. A singular disorder of the spasmodic convulsive kind, not common to this country, ...

Google previewGreen's encyclopedia and dictionary of medicine and surgery (1907)

by John William Ballantyne

The temperature may be raised one or two degrees during the epileptic convulsion. In the event of a status epilepticus supervening the temperature may rise to hyperpyrexia. Vomiting: may follow an epileptic fit ; in some cases it is a. constant ...

Google previewPocket Medical Dictionary (1999)

by B. Jain Publishers Staff

Convulsion, kon-vul'-shun. A violent involuntary contraction; ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychological Testing, Assessment and Treatment (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

convulsion An involuntary muscular contraction, which is either a ...

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Quotes about Convulsion

Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. (Alexander Pope)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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