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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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* The report reviews pipeline therapeutics for Dravet Syndrome (Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy) by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources
Other diagnoses included absence, photosensitive epilepsies, tuberous sclerosis, West syndrome, severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy, and continuous spike waves during slow wave sleep.
Adding to its list of United States-based collaborative research partners, Bionomics has established a collaborative agreement with the School of Medicine at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) to study genetic variations associated with Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy. The company has also formed a wholly owned United States subsidiary and appointed a United States business representative.

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