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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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About KCNQ2 Epileptic Encephalopathy KCNQ2 epileptic encephalopathies are caused by mutations in the KCNQ2 gene (also known as the potassium voltage-gated channel, KQT-like subfamily, member 2 gene).
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Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain, characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiologic, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition.
Previous studies on prediction of epileptic seizures have revealed the existence of a preictal period where the dynamics of different brain sites become entrained (synchronized).
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Ohtahara syndrome which is one of the severe epileptic encephalopathy pictures observed in newborns was defined in 1976 for the first time.
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