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Name: Seizures

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  • Generalized seizures -- clinical or subclinical disturbances of cortical function due to a sudden, abnormal, excessive, and disorganized discharge of brain cells; clinical manifestations include abnormal motor, sensory and psychic phenomena; recurrent seizures are usually referred to as EPILEPSY or "seizure disorder."
  • Generalized seizures -- clinical or subclinical disturbances of cortical function due to a sudden, abnormal, excessive, and disorganized discharge of brain cells; clinical manifestations include abnormal motor, sensory and psychic phenomena; recurrent seizures are usually referred to as EPILEPSY or "seizure disorder."
  • Tonic - clonic seizures -- A generalized tonic-clinic seizure, characterized by loss of consciousness. This type of seizure may be preceded by an aura and is frequently followed by a period of confusion and lethargy (post-ictal state).
  • Tonic - clonic seizures -- A generalized tonic-clinic seizure, characterized by loss of consciousness. This type of seizure may be preceded by an aura and is frequently followed by a period of confusion and lethargy (post-ictal state).
  • Epilepsy -- A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
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 Epilepsy: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia Comprehensive overview from Medline Plus (Tonic - clonic seizures)
 
 Seizures: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia About Seizures from Medline Plus (Generalized seizures)
 
 Seizures About seizures in childhood (Generalized seizures)
 
 Seizures Instruction Sheet Seizure instruction sheet for children (Generalized seizures)
 
 Grand mal seizure - MayoClinic.com About Tonic Clonic Seizures from Mayo Clinic (Epilepsy)
 
 All About Epilepsy & Seizures | epilepsy.com Good website- Epilepsy.com (Generalized seizures)
 
 Epilepsy Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Overview from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (Epilepsy)
 

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