ATONIC SEIZURE

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a rarer, generalized type of seizure in which there is a rapid loss of muscle tone and the individual unexpectedly falls on the ground. Historically, this was called an akinetic seizure.

ATONIC SEIZURE: "A person suffering atonic seizure experiences a rapid loss of muscle tone, which leads to them falling on the ground."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ATONIC SEIZURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/atonic-seizure/ (accessed December 3, 2021).

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