Definitions for "ATONIC SEIZURE"
Also known as drop attacks, atonic seizures present with an abrupt loss of muscle tone. The child may suddenly fall forward or, if seated, slump forward in the chair. Typically associated with significant developmental delay.
An epileptic seizure characterized by sudden loss of muscle tone; may cause the head to drop suddenly, objects to fall from the hands, or the legs to lose strength, with falling and potential injury; usually not associated with loss of consciousness.
Seizures that are characterized by a sudden loss of muscle tone, causing the individual to instantly drop to the floor, commonly known as "drop attacks".