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Convulsion
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ICD-9 780.3
MeSH D012640
.A convulsion is a medical condition where body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body.^ People have convulsions with intense muscle contractions and cannot breathe adequately.
  • Seizure Disorders: Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.merck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Medical Conditions associated with Seizures: Muscle spasms (1775 causes), Movement symptoms (2706 causes), Spasms (1964 causes), Muscle symptoms (4177 causes) .

^ End the epilepsy, seizuring, convulsions, muscle contractions, body cramping and hyper mania as quickly as possible.
  • Holistic Pet Remedies: Dog Seizures, Cat Seizures, Dog Epilepsy, Cat Epilepsy 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.gentlecarepet.com [Source type: General]

[1] .Because a convulsion is often a symptom of an epileptical seizure, the term convulsion is sometimes used as a synonym for seizure.^ However, seizures cause such symptoms much less often than most people think.
  • Seizure Disorders: Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.merck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During Epileptic Seizures or Twitching Attacks : Use the WildPets Seizures & Epilepsy or WildPets Spasms & Tremors during a seizure and after to reduce the duration of seizures, and to help your pet recover from the symptoms created by seizures.
  • Holistic Pet Remedies: Dog Seizures, Cat Seizures, Dog Epilepsy, Cat Epilepsy 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.gentlecarepet.com [Source type: General]

^ Causes of seizures include: High fever - may cause febrile convulsions Heatstroke Tapeworms Hypoglycemia Arrhythmias Heart attack Kidney failure ( type of Kidney disease ) Liver failure Marijuana - marijuana or cannabis use can trigger seizures in epileptics .

.However, not all epileptic seizures lead to convulsions, and not all convulsions are caused by epileptic seizures.^ Not all epileptic seizures are noticeable.

^ The IVIS recently made a clear case for nutritional deficiencies as the leading cause for CNS (Central Nervous System) disorders (seizures in dogs).

^ However, seizures that recur and cause convulsions may eventually impair intelligence.
  • Seizure Disorders: Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.merck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Convulsions are also consistent with an electric shock. .For non-epileptic convulsions, see non-epileptic seizures.^ If you see someone having a seizure with convulsions and/or loss of consciousness, here's how you can help: .
  • Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.ninds.nih.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People who witness a non-convulsive seizure often find it difficult to understand that behavior which looks deliberate is not under the person's control.
  • Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.ninds.nih.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you see someone having a non-convulsive seizure, remember that the person's behavior is not intentional.
  • Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.ninds.nih.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Convulsions may also be referred to as "fits" in some instances.^ The convulsive fits may happen only once or twice, or it may repeat whenever it is triggered.
  • Holistic Pet Remedies: Dog Seizures, Cat Seizures, Dog Epilepsy, Cat Epilepsy 9 January 2010 14:38 UTC www.gentlecarepet.com [Source type: General]

^ Your veterinarian may refer you to a neurologist for some of these tests.

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