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Definition of Seizure, complex partial

Seizure, complex partial: A form of partial seizure during which the person loses awareness. The patient does not actually become unconscious, and he or she may carry out actions as complex as walking, talking, or driving. The patient may have physical, sensory, and thought disturbances. When the seizure ends, the patient has no memory of those actions. See also: Seizure, partial.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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