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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Genetic mapping of a new Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy locus (EPM2B) on 6p22.
Mutations in NHLRC1 cause progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
Laforin preferentially binds to neurotoxic stach-like polyglucosans, which form in its absence in progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
Progressive myoclonus epilepsy occurs when a person inherits two defective copies of this gene.
A novel protein tyrosine phosphatase gene is mutated in progressive myoclonus epilepsy of the Lafora type (EPM2).