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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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Lack of Association between IL-1 [beta]/[alpha] Gene Polymorphisms and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with Hippocampal Sclerosis.
The apolipoprotein E epsilon allele is not associated with early onset temporal lobe epilepsy.
The Development of intellectual abilities in pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy.
Do psychiatric comorbidities predict postoperative seizure outcome in temporal lobe epilepsy surgery?
Disturbance of semantic processing in temporal lobe epilepsy demonstrated with scalp ERPs.
Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy impairs advanced social cognition," Epilepsia, vol.
Long term outcome of temporal lobe epilepsy surgery: analyses of 140 consecutive patients," Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol.
The research is published today and is believed to be the first study to combine computational modelling of brain dynamics with patientspecific MRI data from individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy.
Leake, "Quantitative analysis of depth spiking in relation to seizure foci in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy," Electroencephalogr.
KA, an excitotoxic analog of glutamate, induces epileptic seizures in rats that resemble to temporal lobe epilepsy in human (Tanaka et al.
e court was told that Constable had been diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy at the age of nine.