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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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a common epilepsy syndrome that usually starts between the ages of 12 and 18 and accounts for about 10% of all cases of epilepsy(1).
Myoclonic seizures are the hallmark symptom of a juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) diagnosis.
Key clinical point: Patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy generally have a long-term quality of life that is generally equal to or better than patients with childhood or juvenile absence epilepsy.
Talking about juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (disorder characterised with abnormal movement of any part of the body when the patient wakes up in the morning) in Qatar, the official said there were many patients with the condition.
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), also known as Janz syndrome, is a fairly common form of idiopathic generalised epilepsy, representing 10% of all epilepsy.
I found I had juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, which typically starts with having a history of migraines, which I did, and then the sufferer starts collapsing in puberty, then having seizures.
juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, many structural-metabolic (symptomatic) focal epilepsies: relapse occurs with attempted drug withdrawal, treatment usually lifelong

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