Convulsion Classification and external resources ICD-9 780.3 MeSH D012640
A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body. Because a convulsion is often a symptom of an epileptic seizure, the term convulsion is sometimes used as a synonym for seizure. However, not all epileptic seizures lead to convulsions, and not all convulsions are caused by epileptic seizures. Convulsions are also consistent with an electric shock. For non-epileptic convulsions, see non-epileptic seizures.
Convulsions may also be referred to as "fits" in some instances.
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Symptoms and signs: cognition, perception, emotional state and behaviour (R40–R46, 780.0–780.5, 781.1) CognitionFainting/SyncopeOther Emotional state Behavior Perception/
Seizures and epilepsy (G40–G41, 345) Basics Treatments Related disorders Epilepsy organizations Issues for epilepticsEpilepsy and driving · Epilepsy and employment · Epilepsy in children Seizure types
Partial/focal Generalised Status epilepticus Myoclonic epilepsy Non-epileptic seizures
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