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Glossary for Metabolic disorders causing seizures

Medical terms related to Metabolic disorders causing seizures or mentioned in this section include:

  • Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
  • 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).
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hypernatremia: Increased blood sodium levels. Can be caused by excessive sodium levels but is more often a result of low water levels in the body.
  • Hypocalcemia: Low blood calcium levels
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
  • Hyponatremia: An electrolyte disturbance involving low sodium levels in the blood. Symptoms are determined by the degree of imbalance. Very low sodium levels can cause water intoxication which can be very dangerous.
  • Kernicterus: Kernicterus refers to neurological damage (brain damage) resulting from the passageof bilirubin through the immature blood brain barrier in infants. It can occur in jaundiced infants but not all jaundiced infants will develop kernicterus.
  • Metabolic disorder: occurs when abnormal chemical reactions occur in the body
  • Metabolic symptoms: Symptoms affecting the metabolic system.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Muscle weakness: Weakness of the muscles or loss of tone
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
  • Uremia: Build up of toxins usually excreted by the kidneys, associated with real failure in a woman who is pregnant.

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