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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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In our group, there were 4 cases (0.4%) with postoperative epilepsia. Two presented contralateral limbs twitching for few hours postoperatively without loss of consciousness.
Chatillon et al., "High-frequency oscillations, extent of surgical resection, and surgical outcome in drug-resistant focal epilepsy," Epilepsia, vol.
Trinka, "Nonconvulsive status epilepticus and coma," Epilepsia, vol.
Em relacao a aplicacao do EEG, e utilizado para auxiliar no diagnostico, acompanhamento e prognostico de pacientes com epilepsia (3).
The three companion articles are published today in Epilepsia.
A study published in the journal Epilepsia suggests people with epilepsy using perampanel (Fycompa) should be counselled and monitored against the risk of falls, as reported by Epilepsy Research UK on Thursday.
In Mexico, the prevalence rate reported by the Programa Prioritario de Epilepsia [Epilepsy Priority Programme] centers is 11-15/1000 inhabitants [3].