Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Epilepsy Res. 1989 Mar-Apr;3(2):151-9.

A hypothesis to integrate partial seizures of temporal lobe origin and reproductive endocrine disorders.

Author information

  • 1Neuroendocrine Section, Charles A. Dana Research Institute, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA 02215.


Recent demonstrations of an association between reproductive endocrine disorders and partial seizures of temporal lobe origin (TLE) have led to the following hypothesis: (1) TLE may promote the development of reproductive endocrine disorders, (2) reproductive endocrine disorders may promote the development of epileptic discharges, and (3) TLE and associated reproductive endocrine disorders may represent the parallel effects of prenatal factors which are common to the development of both the brain and the reproductive system. This article focuses on clinical and animal investigative data that form the basis of this hypothesis.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk