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Epilepsy

A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)

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Tree Number(s): C10.228.140.490

MeSH Unique ID: D004827

Entry Terms:

  • Epilepsies
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Awakening Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Awakening
  • Epilepsy, Cryptogenic
  • Cryptogenic Epilepsies
  • Cryptogenic Epilepsy
  • Epilepsies, Cryptogenic
  • Aura
  • Auras

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