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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The 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) model of epilepsy allows for the induction of epileptiform activity while preserving excitatory and inhibitory synaptic activity.
The present study supports this view because the brain concentration of RDX correlated positively with the time to seizure initiation and because RDX reduced GABAergic transmission and induced epileptiform activity in isolated brain slices.
The following four chapters interpret example EEG patterns of diffuse slowing, focal abnormalities, epileptiform abnormalities, seizures, periodic epileptiform discharges, and coma.
An EEG revealing an epileptiform activity increases risk more than nonspecific (focal slowing) abnormalities.
Sevoflurane anaesthesia in children after induction of anaesthesia with midazolam and thiopental does not cause epileptiform EEG.
When we fall in with these epileptiform enthusiasms aimed at advancing the well-being of our patients, we are sometimes sorry in retrospect for the harm we caused, but are comforted by the thought that we were doing the best we could with the knowledge of the time.
Chronic focal epileptiform discharges induced by injection of iron into rat and cat cortex.
There was no evidence of epileptiform activity on EEG throughout the 24 hours.
The question is: can subclinical seizures, or abnormal brain waves, that are epileptiform (demonstrating spikes or sharp waves which signify an increased risk of developing seizures) account for some of the symptoms in autism such as language dysfunction?
In these networks it has provided a unique measure of the activity-dependence of excitatory synaptic strengths and latencies underlying coordinated, epileptiform network bursting.