\ɐtˈə͡ʊnɪk ˈɛpɪlˌɛpsɪz], \ɐtˈəʊnɪk ˈɛpɪlˌɛpsɪz], \ɐ_t_ˈəʊ_n_ɪ_k ˈɛ_p_ɪ_l_ˌɛ_p_s_ɪ_z]\
Definitions of ATONIC EPILEPSIES
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Recurrent conditions characterized by epileptic seizures which arise diffusely and simultaneously from both hemispheres of the brain. Classification is generally based upon motor manifestations of the seizure (e.g., convulsive, nonconvulsive, akinetic, atonic, etc.) or etiology (e.g., idiopathic, cryptogenic, and symptomatic). (From Mayo Clin Proc, 1996 Apr;71 (4):405-14)
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