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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[1] World Health Organization, "Mental health, neurology, epileps," 2012, http://www.who.int/mental_health/neurology/ epilepsy.
OF PATIENTS DM 12 HTN 6 IHD 1 EPILEPS 1 ASTHMA 1 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Excellent mode of action of barbital and phenobarbital agains t epileps y led to the s ynthes is of many of its analogs , very few commercially available, making this field very handy and attractive for res earch.