Definition of status epilepticus in English:

status epilepticus

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A dangerous condition in which epileptic fits follow one another without recovery of consciousness between them.

    • ‘The first symptom of the disease in the majority of the patients was development of seizures, and 20% presented with status epilepticus.’
    • ‘Abrupt discontinuation of antiepileptic medication can lead to status epilepticus.’
    • ‘It has been postulated that mesial temporal sclerosis may be related to a complicated delivery, febrile convulsions during childhood, and status epilepticus.’
    • ‘In most cases of alcohol withdrawal seizures, adding anticonvulsants to benzodiazepines is unnecessary, unless the patient develops status epilepticus.’
    • ‘Management of status epilepticus must occur rapidly and in a coordinated fashion.’

Origin

Modern Latin.

Pronunciation:

status epilepticus

/ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪkəs/