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jacksonian seizure

Pronunciation: jak-so'ne-an

Definition: a motor seizure that initially involves one part of the body and then progressively spreads to other parts of the body on the same side; may become generalized; often originates in or near the contralateral rolandic neocortex.

Synonym(s): jacksonian epilepsy

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