Epilepsy

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 … ...

Epilepsy

About 1% of people worldwide (65 million) have epilepsy, and nearly 80% of cases occur in developing countries. Epilepsy becomes more common as people age. In the developed world, onset of new cases occurs most frequently in infants and the elderly; in the developing world this is in older children and young adults, due to differences in the frequ...
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Epilepsy

• (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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epilepsy

<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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epilepsy

(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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epilepsy

(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

noun a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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Epilepsy

Ep'i·lep`sy noun [ Latin epilepsia , Greek ... a seizure, the 'falling sickness,' from ... to take besides, seize, attack; 'epi` upon, besides + ... to take: confer French épilepsie . Confer Catalepsy .] (Medicine) The 'falling sickness,' so called because the p...
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Epilepsy

A disorder characterized by repeated seizures, which are caused by abnormal excitation of large groups of neurons in various brain regions. Epilepsy can be treated with many types of anticonvulsant medications.
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Epilepsy

a disorder of the nervous system in which abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes seizures
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Epilepsy

A disorder of the nervous system, characterized either by mild, episodic loss of attention or sleepiness (petittnal) or by severe convulsions with loss of consciousness (grand mal). Synonyms
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Epilepsy

A disorder of the nervous system, characterized either by mild, episodic loss of attention or sleepi
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Epilepsy

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 group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.
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Epilepsy

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

An affliction of the nervous system characterised by fits.
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epilepsy

Brain disorder resulting in seizures
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epilepsy

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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epilepsy

Convulsions due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain
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epilepsy

Disorder characterized by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain, causing abnormal sensation, movement or level of consciousness.
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Epilepsy

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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Epilepsy

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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epilepsy

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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Epilepsy

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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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is characterized by seizures, of which there are several types. Seizures are caused by electrical disturbances of nerve cells in one area of the brain. 75% of seizures begin in childhood. The cause of epilepsy is often unknown. Some causes may include: infection, meningitis, rickets, rabies, tetanus, malnutrition, hypoglycemia, sports inju...
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