Definition of Jacksonian in English:

Jacksonian

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to or denoting a form of epilepsy in which seizures begin at one site (typically a digit or the angle of the mouth).

    • ‘She gradually deteriorated over three months and died in status epilepticus characterised by tonic seizures, seizures with Jacksonian march, and clonic jerks.’
    • ‘In Jacksonian epilepsy the attack is always recognised by the patient as one of a similar series and consciousness is not lost, at least in the earliest stages of the attack.’
    • ‘A person with a simple partial seizure (sometimes known as Jacksonian epilepsy) does not lose consciousness, but may experience confusion, jerking movements, tingling, or odd mental and emotional events.’

Origin

Late 19th century from the name of John H. Jackson (1835–1911), English physician and neurologist, + -ian.

Pronunciation

Jacksonian

/dʒakˈsəʊnɪən/