Absence seizures are one of several kinds of seizures. These seizures are sometimes referred to as petit mal seizures (from the French for "little illness", a term dating from the late 18th century).
Absence seizures are brief (usually less than 20Šseconds), generalized epileptic seizures of sudden onset and termination. They have two essential components:
clinically, the impairment of consciousness (absence)
Electroencephalography (EEG) shows generalized spike-and-slow wave
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