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Pronunciation:  kun'vulshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles

CONVULSION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: clonus, epileptic seizure, ictus, raptus, seizure



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*vul"sion\, n. [L. convulsio: cf. F. convulsion.]
1. (Med.) An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction
   of the muscular parts of an animal body.

2. Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent
   shaking; a tumult; a commotion.

         Those two massy pillars, With horrible convulsion,
         to and fro He tugged, he shook, till down they came.

         Times of violence and convulsion.     --Ames.

Syn: Agitation; commotion; tumult; disturbance.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A sudden attack usually characterized by loss of consciousness and sustained or rhythmic contractions of some or all voluntary muscles. Convulsions are most often a manifestation of a seizure disorder (epilepsy).
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