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What are tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures?

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Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Whole lotta shaking: As jerry lee lewis says. Grand mal seizures are the kind of seizure that most people think of: people pass out, and their muscles contract violently. It usually lasts less than 5 minutes. Sometimes people have only 1 seizure & never have it again. Sometimes people have more than 1 seizure & need to take medicine to prevent them.
Answered on Oct 1, 2013
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