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clonic seizure

Generalized seizure characterized by jerking movements on both sides of the body.

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generalized seizure


A series of involuntary muscular contractions due to sudden stretching of the muscle.



A dustborne fungal disease caused by an infection from inhalation of Coccidioides immitis spores;  also called Valley Fever.

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disease  ;  fungus


The last bones of the vertebral column below the sacrum; the tail.


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sacrum  ;  vertebral column


Structure in the inner ear that converts sound pressure impulses into electrical impulses which are passed on to the brain via the auditory part of the vestibulocochlear nerve.

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brain ; ear ; inner ear ; vestibulocochlear nerve


State of unresponsiveness to both environment and noxious stimuli.


complete blood count (CBC)

A laboratory test to check the number of blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) in a sample of whole blood.

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whole blood

complex partial seizure

A partial seizure that primarily manifests as inappropriate, uncontrolled behavior.  Some examples are fly biting, screaming, tail chasing and abnormal aggression (rage).   These seizures possibly involve the limbic system and may also be called psychomotor seizures.

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limbic system ; partial seizure ; psychomotor seizure ; seizure

compulsive behavior

Repetitive behavior (e.g. animal chasing its tail) often due to neurological disease of the forebrain or a behavioral disorder such as obsessive compulsive disorder.


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disease  ;  forebrain

computed tomography (CT)

X-ray procedure that uses a computer to produce a detailed picture of a cross section of the body; also called CAT (Computed Axial Tomography) scan.



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