\kənvˈʌlʃən], \kənvˈʌlʃən], \k_ə_n_v_ˈʌ_l_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of CONVULSION
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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The word has several acceptations. It means may violent perversion of the animal movements. The word Convulsions generally, however, signifies alternate contractions, violent and involuntary, of muscles, which habitually contract only under the influence of the will. This alternate contraction, when slight, is called tremor; when strong and permanent, tetanus, trismus, &c. Spasms, Cramp, Risus Sardonicus, and St. Vituss Dance are convulsions.
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