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  • noun Plural form of polyspike.


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  • The sleep records of patients with primary generalized epilepsy show frequent bursts of spikes, polyspikes, and spike waves; with common association between the K complex and the frontal midline maximum of the spike discharges.

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  • Intermittent photic stimulation may occasionally trigger petit mal absences with 3/sec spike waves; more often, it is associated with generalized polyspikes of frontal accentuation, with or without clinical myoclonic jerking, most often at frequencies of 14-18 flashes/sec.

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