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Grand Mal Seizure

Clinical Definition A grand mal seizure is a generalized seizure, involving both sides of the brain and loss of consciousness. It is characterized by two main phases, including the tonic phase and the clonic phase. The tonic phase consists of the sudden onset of muscle rigidity. The seizure then progresses into the clonic phase, which

Graves’ Disease

Clinical Definition Graves’ disease is a syndrome in which the sufferer has a thyroid gland that produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. This thyroid hormone controls bodily functions such as digestion, metabolism, body temperature and heart rate. In Our Own Words The thyroid gland, at the front of the neck, is crucial in regulating heart

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