Epilepsy

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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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Risse (2006) revealed that the nature and severity of the deficits in executive functions were highly variable, ranging from impaired attention to difficulty with the more complex behaviors involved in planning, selecting goals, anticipating outcomes, and initiating action, in frontal lobe epileptics Fritz, Glogau, Hoffmann et.
Gender was found to be significantly associated with questions on whether epileptics were having intellectual functioning below average or slow learners and whether epileptics should participate in sports with p-values of 0.
There are divergent views on the effect of physical exercises on the frequency of epileptic seizures.
Not employing an epilepsy nurse, though NICE says these specialists should be a key part of the team treating epileptics.
It is understood the company will argue that Vigabatrin has potentially life-saving qualities for extreme epileptics.
Defence lawyer Colin Adam argued Carle had suffered an epileptic fit at the wheel and was not in control of his car.
Epileptics are allowed to drive if their seizures are proved to be under control but this takes careful monitoring by a doctor.
Now they're doing everything in their power to make sure that none of their three epileptic sons - J.
Adenosine has been called the brain's natural anticonvulsant because it is released locally during seizures and acts to inhibit the release of certain neurotransmitters and reduce neuronal excitation, thus preventing epileptic activity.
FAIR City has been slammed by the broadcasting watchdog for a pub gag about epileptics.
But what Arthur and Pam knew absolutely nothing about was that epileptics run the risk of a deadly and mysterious condition - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy - SUDEP - and that's just what had hit Kristen.
Prof Harding, of Aston University, is an expert on vision and epilepsy and has gone on to advise the makers of computer games about the risks to epileptics.