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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FY 2015 annual report: improving the health and well-being of veteran patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders through the integration of clinical care, outreach, research, and education.
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Seizure disorders are a prime example of a common medical condition seen in those with IDD in which the concept of risk versus benefit is truly put to the test.
There seems to be the possibility that if, for example, four members of a family were enrolled in the study but the family had no further affected members, all members of this family would be classified as having no additional family members with seizure disorders.
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The goal of the guideline is to provide background on the classification, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of seizure disorders and the implications for initial and ongoing neurological assessment and nursing management of the patient with seizures.
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