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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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"An epileptic person can spread this disease to his wife through sexual intercourse and then through wife it spreads to their children born.
The distribution of the target elements of PV-axon terminals showed some differences between the dentate gyrus [17] and the CA1 region [18] of the human epileptic hippocampus.
About 60 percent of the patients had epileptic tissue that contained neural stem cells that could be converted into neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes (the three types of brain cells that neural stem cells can differentiate into) when they were later grown in the laboratory.
On the other hand, treatment with carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine is effective and considered a routine treatment in patients with FLE, and carbamazepine is also the most effective drug monotherapy in partial epileptic patients.
Do you see Epileptic, for instance, as a series of albums or as a graphic novel?
Experts addressing a programme organised by Pakistan Society of Neurologists said myths and misconceptions about the health condition is needed to dispelled so as to protect the right of quality and discrimination free lives for epileptics, pertaining to different age groups.
According the guidelines, it is highly recommend that all epileptic women who are planning for pregnancy take folic acid (vitamin B9) regularly to reduce the risk of any defects in the embryos.
The burns tend to be deep, and this is because of the inability of epileptic patients to withdraw from the heat source during a seizure.
Main Differences Between Epileptic Seizure/Epilepsy/Syndrome Classification
But as she drove along in Gateshead, she had an epileptic fit and careered into another car, leaving a two-year-old girl screaming and suffering whiplash.
Per electrode site, epileptic spikes were detected for the entire duration of the EEG recordings using improved morphological filtering with adaptive structure elements as described in [5].

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