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Febrile Seizure

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The majority of epilepsy cases are idiopathic (cause not identified) and symptoms begin during childhood or early adolescence. A child who has a seizure while standing should be gently assisted to the floor and placed in a side-lying position. In adults, epilepsy can occur after severe neu...

Studying the Left and Right Brain Independently

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A seizure, technically known as an epileptic seizure, is a period of symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Outward effects vary from uncontrolled shaking movements involving much of the body with loss of consciousness (tonic-clonic seizure), to shakin...

Status Epilepticus

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Status epilepticus (SE) is a single epileptic seizure lasting more than five minutes or two or more seizures within a five-minute period without the person returning to normal between them. Previous definitions used a 30-minute time limit. The seizures can be of the tonic–clonic type, with a re...

Introduction to Epilepsy

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Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable periods to long periods of vigorous shaking. These episodes can result in physical injuries, including occasionally broken bones. In ...