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Epilepsy

Introduction: Epilepsy

Description of Epilepsy

Epilepsy (medical condition): Brain condition causing seizures or spasms....more »

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Epilepsy: a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Epilepsy: brain disorder characterized by recurring excessive neuronal discharge, exhibited by transient episodes of motor, sensory, or psychic dysfunction, with or without unconsciousness or convulsive movements.
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Epilepsy: brain disorder characterized by recurring excessive neuronal discharge, exhibited by transient episodes of motor, sensory, or psychic dysfunction, with or without unconsciousness or convulsive movements.
Source: CRISP

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).
Source: MeSH 2007

Epilepsy: Related Topics

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Epilepsy as a Disease

Epilepsy (medical condition): See Epilepsy (disease information).
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Epilepsy: Related Diseases

Epilepsy: Epilepsy is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Epilepsy: Article Excerpts

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Epilepsy Information Page: NINDS)

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Epilepsy Information Page: NINDS)

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Epilepsy as a Symptom

Epilepsy (symptom): Paroxysmal transient disturbances of brain function that may...more »

Epilepsy (symptom): Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Epilepsy Information Page: NINDS)

Epilepsy (symptom): See Epilepsy (symptom information).

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Epilepsy: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Epilepsy:

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More specific terms for Epilepsy:

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Broader terms for Epilepsy

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The term Epilepsy can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Epilepsy:

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The description of Epilepsy may also be used for the following terms:

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Hierarchical classifications of Epilepsy

The following list attempts to classify Epilepsy into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • brain disease,brain disorder,encephalopathy
  • nervous disorder,neurological disease,neurological disorder
  • disorder,upset
  • condition,status
  • state

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