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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Berroya et al., "Memory and phonological awareness in children with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy compared to a matched control group," Epilepsy Research, vol.
Benign rolandic epilepsy is idiopathic, with a probable genetic predisposition, and generally surfaces in otherwise healthy, cognitively normal children between the ages of 5 and 8 years.

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