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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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Assessment of countermeasures used by people to attempt control their own seizures, Epilepsia, 36, (Suppl 3), 130.
These tests are particularly important if the myoclonus is limited to a particular area of the body or if the child is suspected of having a rare form of epilepsy known as epilepsia partialis continua.
The finding has been reported in the February edition of the journal Epilepsia.
American Epilepsy Society Proceedings, Epilepsia, Supplement 4, 36, 92.
The study is currently available online and will appear in the February 2010 issue of journal Epilepsia.
Long-term data from the study were presented at American Epilepsy Society (AES) meetings in December 2008 and 2009, and were published in the journal, Epilepsia, in March 2010.
NASDAQ:CYBX) today announced positive results from the PuLsE (Open Prospective Randomized Long-term Effectiveness) study conducted at 28 sites in Europe and Canada and published in the peer-reviewed journal Epilepsia.
The findings have been published in the current issue of the journal Epilepsia.
Epilepsia partialis continua, simple partial seizures with focal motor signs which remain confined to the part of the body where they originate, occurs in approximately one-half of patients.