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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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If you had a good friend and you did not tell them you had epilepsy and then one day you had a seizure, what do you think that good friend would think?
It's a whole new direction to go to treat people's epilepsy with those who have poorly controlled seizures,'' said Christopher DiGiorgio, UCLA neurology professor and attending Olive View physician.
A spokesman for the charity today said: ``Take Control has been launched by Epilepsy Action because many people with epilepsy are just not aware of some of the opportunities now available to them in helping to manage their epilepsy better.
The scientists hypothesized that these two types of so-called knockout mice would develop epilepsy more slowly than normal mice do.
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As announced earlier this year, the fund is intended to help a person with epilepsy start or improve an income-generating project.
Epilepsy is characterized by a tendency to have recurrent seizures and defined by two or more unprovoked seizures.
The following organisations produce information about ways to reduce risk in epilepsy and support people who have been bereaved by epilepsy.
The forum on epilepsy aspires to fulfill KFSHD's vision and strategic objectives of improving both the overall quality of medical education and the community health awareness.
At the culmination of the Epilepsy Foundation's "Now I Know" Facebook video campaign, the Epilepsy Foundation is proud to announce the 12 prize recipients whose video testimonials about life with epilepsy garnered the greatest number of votes during the campaign.
This work is part of the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group's campaign to raise epilepsy and seizure awareness and provides education in understandable language.