Synonyms of petit mal


1. petit mal epilepsy, petit mal, epilepsia minor, epilepsy

usage: epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal attacks of brief clouding of consciousness (and possibly other abnormalities); "she has been suffering from petit mal since childhood"

2. petit mal, epilepsia minor, epileptic seizure

usage: a seizure of short duration characterized by momentary unconsciousness and local muscle spasms or twitching; "the girl was frightened by her first petit mal"

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