rock_shoes Posted November 28, 2018 Share Posted November 28, 2018 On 5/26/2018 at 9:05 AM, Arctickat said: Why do we use a verb for aggressively grabbing something to describe someone who is having a seizure? To Seize is to grab something. To Seizure is an active convulsion due to illness or trauma. I have actually had doctors confused when I stated the patient was seizing because their interpretation of the word was that the patient was grabbing for stuff. Now we use "Seizuring" to avoid further confusion. Do you perhaps deal with physicians from outside of North America? Other parts of the world use different descriptors for the same condition ("fitting" is a common descriptor in many places for what we would call a seizure in North America). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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