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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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Tarui's disease (glycogenosis type VII) may be associated with focal epilepsy, myopathy, and cardiomyopathy.
Vagus nerve stimulation is used for cases where a focal lesion or focal epilepsy cannot be established.
BOSTON -- Children with benign focal epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes had a higher incidence of psychiatric illnesses, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and developmental delay compared with the estimated incidence in the general population.
Edwards' research with epilepsy patients has determined a measurement of marginal predictability (MP) of seizure onset derived from scalp electroencephalogram recordings; further, they determined significant, consistent changes in MP several tens of minutes prior to a seizure in patients with focal epilepsy.
Focal epilepsy is characterized by seizures emanating from a pathological region (focus) and usually propagating through its connections to other (non-pathological) brain sites.
Treatment response and adverse effects of perampanel add-on treatment 58 patients with refractory focal epilepsy.
Epilepsia partialis continua is a type of focal epilepsy that causes myoclonic tremor.