Then low-level electric current is passed through the brain to cause a brief convulsion.
Seizure-A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion.
Smith, China in Convulsion (2 vols., Edinburgh, 1902).
The great convulsion of the Revolution was drawing to a close, and everything was in an unsettled condition.
These and other less well marked changes, say some critics, are signs of a racial convulsion not long after 2000 B.C. An old race was conquered by a new, even if, in matters of civilization, the former capta victorem cepit.