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Relating to a seizure.
- ‘It was considered ictal when the injection was made until the most evident clinical or EEG findings end.’
- ‘In our patients, ictal vomiting does not lateralize temporal lobe epilepsy and is not specific to pathology.’
- ‘A multivariate analysis upon ictal chronology and interictal spikes predicts perfusion patterns in temporal lobe epilepsy.’
1950s: from ictus + -al.
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