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Definition of «Status epilepticus»

Status epilepticus: An epileptic seizure that lasts more than 30 minutes; a constant or near-constant state of having seizures. Status epilepticus is a health crisis, and requires immediate treatment.

See also epilepsy, seizure disorders.

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