Absence seizure

Seizure - petit mal; Seizure - absence; Petit mal seizure; Epilepsy - absence seizure

An absence seizure is the term for a type of seizure involving staring spells. This type of seizure is a brief (usually less than 15 seconds) disturbance of brain function due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Brain

The major areas of the brain have one or more specific functions.

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Exams and Tests

Treatment