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A popular name for a sudden convulsive SEIZURE, although the term is also extended to include sudden seizures of every sort. During the occurrence of a fit of any sort, the chief object should be to prevent the patient from doing any harm to him or herself as a result of the convulsive movements. The person should therefore be laid flat, and the head supported on a pillow or other soft material. (See CONVULSIONS; ECLAMPSIA; EPILEPSY; FAINTING; HYSTERIA; STROKE; URAEMIA; APPENDIX 1: BASIC FIRST AID.)

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