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Epilepsy, Absence

"Epilepsy, Absence" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A childhood seizure disorder characterized by rhythmic electrical brain discharges of generalized onset. Clinical features include a sudden cessation of ongoing activity usually without loss of postural tone. Rhythmic blinking of the eyelids or lip smacking frequently accompanies the SEIZURES. The usual duration is 5-10 seconds, and multiple episodes may occur daily. Juvenile absence epilepsy is characterized by the juvenile onset of absence seizures and an increased incidence of myoclonus and tonic-clonic seizures. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p736)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Epilepsy, Absence" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Epilepsy, Absence" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 30 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2011
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