Definitions for "Petit mal seizure"
Petit mal seizure--Attack of a brief nature with possible short impairment of consciousness. Often associated with blinking or flickering of the eyelids and a mild twitching of the mouth.
a brief loss of consciousness
a less severe form of seizure where the patient still has some voluntary control of movement and coordination but where certain muscle groups are "doing their own thing" and brain electrical activity is mildly disrupted