(redirected from posttraumatic epilepsy)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
The AES supports the development of an educational program for patients, families, and health care providers regarding posttraumatic epilepsy.
Education for primary care physicians should also be developed so that posttraumatic epilepsy is recognized early and treated effectively.
Risk of Posttraumatic Epilepsy After Traumatic Brain Injury

Full browser ?