Translation of convulsion in Spanish:

convulsion

convulsión, n.

Pronunciation /kənˈvʌlʃ(ə)n//kənˈvəlʃən/

noun

  • 1

    (spasm)
    convulsión feminine
    to have convulsions tener convulsiones
    • he went into convulsions le dio un ataque convulsivo
    • their antics had us in convulsions nos desternillamos de risa con sus payasadas
    • Many conditions with an onset in early childhood, such as autism, convulsions, and sudden infant death syndrome, do not have an obvious cause.
    • Such substances cause an increase in heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, and respiratory depression.
    • Swelling also may occur in the brain and can cause emergency symptoms such as seizures or convulsions.
    • Symptoms of epilepsy can include brief loss of awareness, muscle contractions, convulsions, mental confusion and sometimes lack of consciousness.
    • His body went into convulsions as the violent seizure began.
    • The medicines are indicated for anxiety, insomnia, convulsions, and muscle relaxation.
    • Her body also exhibited sudden convulsions in the cold - also known as shivers.
    • If treatment is not immediate, the victim's condition can deteriorate to convulsions, brain damage, and eventual death.
    • Every thirty seconds or so a violent convulsion would shake her and she would tense then lie backwards, wheezing and moaning.
    • During a seizure, the body goes into convulsions.
    • Most children with febrile convulsions do not develop epilepsy.
    • Elsewhere we see a young man strapped onto gurneys and administered violent shocks that trigger convulsions; we can only guess whether his screams quelled the pain.
    • This can lead to convulsions, seizures and permanent brain damage in some.
    • On the third day of admission the infant had a major convulsion.
    • Serious side effects, such as convulsions, are more likely to occur in younger patients and would be of greater risk to infants than to older children or adults.
    • It may present as a convulsion, unusual body movement, change in awareness or simply a blank stare.
    • His entire body ached, his convulsions had strained muscles he didn't even know he had and he felt decidedly weak.
    • Signs of an overdose include convulsions and pinpoint pupils of the eyes.
    • This can lead to fever, vomiting and convulsions (fits).
    • Many parents' dread of fevers has to do with the fear of fever convulsions or brain damage.
  • 2

    (disturbance)
    convulsión feminine
    • Viola's uncommon cultural thirst was nurtured in the midst of social convulsions; her imagination and intellect stimulated by philosophers and writers, such as Plato and Thoreau.
    • This was a time of political and social convulsion throughout Europe.
    • Whoever would have thought that an item no bigger than an aspirin tablet would have caused such moral, social and even political convulsions?
    • And in the face of social convulsion, it's not likely that politicians are going to risk their careers and social chaos for the sake of principle.
    • The economy is stagnating and the effects of a war threaten to cause violent social convulsions.
    • The debasement of the media can be traced in relation to the great political convulsions of the past 30 years.
    • The administration is embarked on a course of action that will, once the lies and fearmongering are exploded by events, produce political convulsions at home and abroad.
    • But from the standpoint of their political consciousness, the stock market convulsions must have a fundamentally healthy impact.
    • The recent convulsions on the stock markets have generated new interest in alternative investments, such as art, furniture and jewellery.
    • Then the dollar began to stabilize, which threw the Dow into violent convulsions until October 2002, when the dollar resumed its downtrend.
    • From bloody coups to tribal and religious strife, that country hardly enjoys more than a few months without bloodletting and political convulsions.
    • The political and social convulsions afflicting our neighbour will have severe repercussions for the rest of Europe
    • The country will go through numerous social and even political convulsions as it balances liberalization and a reform agenda with the need to maintain stability, peace and order.
    • Having passed through the upheavals and convulsions of the last 20 years and witnessed their impact upon society, we have today a deeper sense of what we lost with the death of Tom.
    • The country is undergoing pangs of change and this is causing social convulsions that occasionally take on violent forms.
    • Once the basic networks were in place, the economic and political convulsions of the 1920s and 1930s led to the second stage.
    • In the event of political convulsions arising from the deepening social and economic crisis of the profit system, the old structure of two big business parties alternating in office may be blown apart.
    • These scandals are all part of the general social convulsions and sea changes of modernism-postmodernism.
    • It was another week of extraordinary developments and violent financial convulsions.
    • The election results thus portend a new period of social convulsions.