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Mesh term Epilepsy

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Brain Diseases


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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Drug Resistant Epilepsy
Epilepsies, Partial
Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal
Epilepsy, Generalized
Epilepsy, Post-Traumatic
Epilepsy, Reflex
Epileptic Syndromes

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