Ohtahara syndrome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named for the Japanese neurologist Shunsuke Ohtahara (1930–2013), who identified it in 1976.

Noun[edit]

Ohtahara syndrome (usually uncountable, plural Ohtahara syndromes)

  1. (neurology, pathology) A progressive condition with a combination of severe epilepsy and cerebral palsy. It is characterised by severe physical and mental retardation and partial seizures.