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Glossary for Partial seizure

  • Auditory hallucinations: An auditory perception that has no basis on external stimulation.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Epilepsy, benign familial neonatal: A rare inherited type of epilepsy that occurs in newborns. The seizures can occur during sleep or while awake and may be partial or generalized.
  • Epilepsy, rolandic with paroxysmal exercise-induced dystonia and writer's cramp: A rare disorder characterized by epilepsy, writer's cramp seizures and sudden exercise-induced dystonia. The dystonia could occur in the neck, face, trunk or limbs. The writer's cramp tended to start during childhood and continue into adolescence.
  • Glutamate decarboxylase deficiency: A rare disorder of amino acid metabolism characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme called glutamate decarboxylase which causes seizures that will only respond to pyridoxine (vitamin B6).
  • Hemiconvulsion-Hemiplegia-Epilepsy syndrome: An uncommon condition characterized by prolonged clonic seizures (usually involving one side of the body) followed by paralysis on the same side of the body affected by the seizure. Within a few years of this episode, partial epilepsy develops. The convulsions are usually preceded by an episode of fever and they may last for hours if left untreated.
  • Lissencephaly, isolated: A rare brain malformation where the surface of the brain is smoother than normal.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Polymicrogyria, Bilateral Parasagittal Parieto-Occipital: Polymicrogyria refers to abnormal brain development where the brain has abnormally smooth gyri (convolutions) on the surface of the brain. The bilateral parasagittal parieto-occipital tends to affect a particular portion of the brain surface towards the front of the skull.
  • Seizures, benign familial neonatal, recessive form: A rare inherited type of epilepsy that occurs in newborns. The seizures can occur during sleep or while awake and may be partial or generalized.
  • Seizures, benign familial neonatal-infantile: A harmless form of epilepsy that occurs during infancy. Episodes of multiple seizures tend to occur over a day or few days. There is no permanent neurological damage and no further seizure disorders tend to develop once the seizures stop.
  • Vertigo: The odd balance sensation of inappropriate spinning or movement of the environment
  • Visual hallucinations: The occurrence of hallucination that occur in ones vision
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body


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