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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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Los sintomas premonitorios se presentan con una frecuencia importante en nuestra poblacion 18,3%, lo que obliga a plantear la continuidad de la investigacion, durante un tiempo mayor, e iniciar un estudio experimental tipo ensayo terapeutico, ya que mas alla de lo que apreciabamos en el trabajo clinico, hemos logrado comprobar que existen sintomas que anteceden a la crisis, con una frecuencia que no es despreciable; afectan a pacientes con epilepsia focal en mayor medida, los que en mayor medida padecen el curso refractario de la enfermedad, pudiendo intervenir en esta fase de la epileps ia y mejorar su pronostico.