Definition of Status epilepticus
Status epilepticus: An epileptic seizure that lasts more than 30 minutes; a constant or near-constant state of having seizures. Status epilepticus is a health crisis, and requires immediate treatment.
See also epilepsy, seizure disorders.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013
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