A sudden, violent, irregular movement of a limb or of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated esp. with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children
the audience collapsed in convulsions
An earthquake or other violent or major movement of the earth's crust
the violent convulsions of tectonic plates
A violent social or political upheaval
the convulsions of 1939–45
paroxysm: a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"
violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval
(convulsive) affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; "convulsive motions"; "his body made a spasmodic jerk"; "spastic movements"
(convulsive) resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent; "a convulsive rage"; "convulsive laughter"
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. ...
(Convulsions) Violent, involuntary contractions or series of contractions of the voluntary muscles.
(Convulsions) Break a pot or dish in front of the child to drive away the demon of convulsions (Galicia; "Urquell," ii. 33). Prick the finger of the child with a needle, suck blood therefrom, spit thrice, and then put some of the mother's blood in the child's mouth (ib.).
(Convulsions) cramps, neuropathy. (Infantile Convulsions when listed as cause of death for an infant).
(Convulsions) violent body spasms; fits or seizures.
Convulsions (symptom of alcohol poisoning)
A sudden attack that causes a wide range of unusual movements, behaviors and sensations; caused by abnormal electrical activity in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain. Also called seizure.
Is an older term used for a tonic-clonic seizure ('grand mal', fit and turn are also terms).
A violent, involuntary contraction of an extensive group of muscles; distrubance of cerebral function (spider, scorpion envenomation).
A seizure involving excessive and unusual muscle contractions, usually affecting both sides of the body.
severe, involuntary muscle spasm, usually with loss of consciousness.
A strong spasm or series of twitches of the face, body, arms or legs.
A seizure characterized by stiffening of the body and jerking, excess salivation (foaming at the mouth), and loss of control of urine, followed by a period of confusion.
Characteristical movement of flamenco dance, and significant within the action that displays the torso of the dancer. ...