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Aura, a term applied to certain peculiar sensations which precede the occurrence of an epileptic attack and serve as a warning to the patient that a fit is about to take place. The epileptic aura assumes very various forms, among which may be mentioned a sense of pain in some part of the body, a feeling of nausea, or some hallucination of smell, sight, or sound.