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status epilepticus

A seizure that lasts longer than 5 minutes, or having more than 1 seizure within a 5 minutes period, without returning to a normal level of consciousness between episodes is called status epilepticus. This is a medical emergency that may lead to permanent brain damage or death.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
status (noun)
1.
a) position or rank in relation to others - the status of a father
b) relative rank in a hierarchy of prestige , especially high prestige
2.
the condition of a person or thing in the eyes of the law
3.
or condition with respect to circumstances - state the status of the negotiations
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