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Tonic-clonic seizure and epileptic seizure: are they the same thing?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 30 years experience
Subset....: Tonic-clonic seizures are one type of epileptic seizure...Amongst many different types of seizures.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there such a thing as a partial tonic clonic seizure?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 43 years experience
Yes: It's possible to have a partial motor seizure affecting one side of the body without alteration of consciousness.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Are a tonic-clonic seizure and an epileptic seizure the same?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
It is a type of sz: A tonic clonic seizure is a type of seizure when there are alternating movements of muscle stiffening and contraction on both sides. There are many other types of seizures besides this one, including partial seizure, absence seizure, myoclonic seizure, complex partial seizure, etc.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is tonic-clonic seizure?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Seizure: entire body: It can occur in people of any age. They may occur once (single episode), or as part of a repeated, chronic condition (epilepsy).Many have vision, taste, smell, or sensory changes, hallucinations, or dizziness before the seizure (aura). Seizures involve muscle rigidity, followed by violent muscle contractions, and loss of alertness (consciousness).
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the meaning of tonic clonic seizure?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Generalized Epilepsy: The term tonic clonic describes the movement of the extremites that occur during a seizure. Tonic referring to extension of the limb / clonic - flexion of the limb. This alternating flexion/extension movement is seen in generalized epilepsy or what was once referred to a grand mal epilepsy. Close observation of focal seizures (localized to one side of the body or a limb) will find similar movement.

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