- a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological disorder in the UK. Abnormal electrical impulses in the brain cause seizures, which vary in severity from person to person. About 75% of people with epilepsy control the condition with medication. For more information, visit the National Society for Epilepsy website, www.epilepsynse.org.uk.
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Epilepsy (sometimes referred to as a seizure disorder) is a common chronic neurological condition that is characterized by recurrent unprovoked epileptic seizures. Seizures (or convulsions) are temporary abnormal electro-physiologic phenomena of the brain, resulting in abnormal synchronization of electrical neuronal activity. They can manifest as a
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A neurological disorder which can lead to convulsions, partial and full loss of consciousness, and absences. It occurs more frequently in autistic people and their families than in the general population.
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Epilepsy is a brain disorder involving recurrent seizures. (Seizures are sudden changes in behaviour due to an excessive electrical activity in the brain.). More common in people with autism.
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a disorder of the nervous system in which abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes seizures
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A symptom of a brain disorder or malformation, characterised either by - Repeated mild, episodic loss of attention or sleepiness (petit mal) - Repeated severe convulsions with loss of consciousness (grand mal) - Epileptics can die during a fit - If they injure themselves in a fit - If the fit was prolonged - If they vomit during a fit and choke on
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A disorder of brain function characterised by recurrent seizures
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If a person has repeated fits or seizures this could be Epilepsy
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Convulsions due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain
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abnormal discharge of a network of neurons that causes either a focal or generalised disturbance of CNS function
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An affliction of the nervous system characterised by fits.
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Epilepsy (seizure disorder): When nerve cells in the brain fire electrical impulses at a rate of up to four times higher than normal, this causes a sort of electrical storm in the brain, known as a seizure. A pattern of repeated seizures is referred to as epilepsy. Known causes include head injuries, brain tumors, lead poisoning, maldevelopment of
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[ Latin epilepsia
, Greek ... a seizure, the 'falling sickness,' from ... to take besides, seize, attack; 'epi`
upon, besides + ... to take: confer French épilepsie
. Confer Catalepsy
The 'falling sickness,' so called because the p
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<disease, neurology> The paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may be manifested as episodic impairment or loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena, psychic or sensory disturbances or perturbation of the autonomic nervous system. ... Symptoms are due to paroxysmal disturbance of the electrical activity of the brain.
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a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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(ep´ĭ-lep″se) any of a group of syndromes characterized by periodic transient disturbances of brain function; there may be episodic impairment or loss of consciousness, problems of muscle control, mental or sensory disturbances, or problems with the autonomic nervous system. A single episode is called a...
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• (n.) The `falling sickness,` so called because the patient falls suddenly to the ground; a disease characterized by paroxysms (or fits) occurring at interval and attended by sudden loss of consciousness, and convulsive motions of the muscles.
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chronic neurological disorder characterized by sudden and recurrent seizures which are caused by excessive signaling of nerve cells in the brain. ... [9 related articles]
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(Gr. epilpsia seizure) paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may be manifested as episodic impairment or loss of consciousness, abnormal motor phenomena, psychic or sensory disturbances, or perturbation of the autonomic nervous system. Symptoms are due to paroxysmal disturbance of the electrical activity of the brain. On the ba..
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epilepsy 1. A chronic disease of the nervous system, characterized by convulsions, and often unconsciousness. 2. A medical disorder involving episodes of irregular electrical discharge in the brain and characterized by the periodic sudden loss or impairment of consciousness, often accompanied by convulsions. When nerve cells in the brain fire ele
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The 'sacred disease' of Hippocrates, a chronic disorder of the brain, characterized by susceptibility to convulsions or other transient disorders of nervous system function and due to abnormal electrical activity within the cerebral cortex. There are many types of epilepsy, of which four are common....
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A disorder that is characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures that occur spontaneously without provoking factors. Because of the potential effects on the developing fetus, women with epilepsy should be monitored closely throughout pregnancy.
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epilepsy, a chronic disorder of cerebral function characterized by periodic convulsive seizures. There are many conditions that have epileptic seizures. Sudden discharge of excess electrical activity, which can be either generalized (involving many areas of cells in the brain) or focal, also known a...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ep′i-lep′sē Definitions: 1. A chronic disorder characterized by paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to excessive neuronal discharge, and usually associated with some alteration of consciousness. The clinical manifestations of the attack may vary from complex abnormalities of behavior including generalized or
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