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What is the definition of seizure?

What is the definition of seizure?

Episode of altered: Consciousness. This can involve full loss of consciousness, loss of awareness with amnesia, or variations. A focal motor or sensory seizure however, may preserve awareness and just involve local area if it does not generalize. More than one seizure would be c/w epilepsy. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Seizure?

What is the definition or description of: Seizure?

Seizure: Seizure = convulsion due to abnormal brain electrical discharges. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: seizure disorder?

What is the definition or description of: seizure disorder?

See below: Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has two or more seizures. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tonic seizure?

What is the definition or description of: Tonic seizure?

Tonic seizure: Tonic seizure = Seizure which markedly ^'s tone with stiffness or body or extremities. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Atonic seizure?

What is the definition or description of: Atonic seizure?

Atonic seizure: Atonic seizure =drop seizure = akinetic seizure= a very brief seizure that causes loss of muscle tone or strength. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: absence seizure?

AKA petit mal: Arrest of behavioural activity with staring and perhaps blinking lasting 5-10 secs, maybe quite frequent episodes, assoc with classical eeg pattern, usually seen in adolescents or younger. So-called atypical absence implies longer duration with gradual onset and perhaps automatisms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Recurring seizures?

What is the definition or description of: Recurring seizures?

Recurring seizures: Recurring seizures - repetitive events with abnormal electrical discharge in the brain ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: focal motor seizure?

What is the definition or description of: focal motor seizure?

Motor strip frontal: The brain has specific regions that control specific parts of the body. The motor strip of the frontal lobe has foot and leg at top and hand and face down the side. Very useful areas (mouth and hand) have huge area while less useful have less. Involved neurons can seize and produce abnormal twitching just in the specific part of the body they represent. This causes a focal motor seizure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Intractable seizure?

What is the definition or description of: Intractable seizure?

Treatment resistant: Refractory seizures are those which have failed to respond to normal medications for seizures. Sometimes surgical interventions are tried along with atypical medications such as cannibis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: complex partial seizures?

What is the definition or description of: complex partial seizures?

Focal sz: A complex partial seizure starts focally within the brain and causes impairment of consciousness."complex" does not refer to the behavior per se, a mistake made by many when describing a focal seizure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neonatal seizures?

Neonatal seizures: Seizures or convulsions that occurs in infants under one month of age. The most common cause of neonatal seizures is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy or HIE. HIE is a brain injury that occurs with a lack of oxygen. Neonatal seizures can be focal, limited to one part of the body, or generalized, occur on entire body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Epileptic seizures?

What is the definition or description of: Epileptic seizures?

Epileptic seizures: Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/home/ovc-20117206 ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tonic clonic seizure?

Seizure: A tonic clonic seizure is a generalized seizure involving loss of consciousness and is associated with both tonic and clonic movements. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Simple partial seizure?

Localized or focal: An electrical discharge or seizure in a focal area of the brain leading to focal symptoms like an arm or facial twitching. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Myoclonic seizure?

Myoclonus: These are individual jerking movements of one or several limbs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Febrile seizure?

What is the definition or description of: Febrile seizure?

Febrile Seizure: Seizure that occurs due to fever. Seen in children under 5 yrs of age. Benign type of seizure that resolves without medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Grand mal seizures?

What is the definition or description of: Grand mal seizures?

Type of seizure: Grand mal seizures are a type of seizure where the patient develops loss of consciousness with violent muscle contractions. It is due to abnormal electrical activity of the brain. This can be caused by trauma, stroke, hypoglycemia, or infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Xanex withdrawal seizures?

What is the definition or description of: Xanex withdrawal seizures?

Concerning: A withdrawal seizure is a seizure caused by withdrawal from a substance. Withdrawal from Xanax or alcohol or some other medications/drugs can include seizures and this must be monitored and treated in a safe environment. This can be dangerous so detox should be done in a controlled and medically managed setting. Very important question. ...Read more

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What are seizures?

What are seizures?

Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read more

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What is a seizure?

Neuron discharge: Seizures are of many types and result from incoordinated neuron discharges. They can be focal without loss of consciousness or more severe with loss of consciousness as well as uncontrolled motor movements. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

Seizures: There are a great number of reasons. Whole textbooks have been written concerning this subject.
If you have a specific problem, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in excitability of neurons or miswiring of connections can cause seizures. Also, any scar or lesion on the brain can cause seizure. Infections and other conditions that alter the body's normal chemistry can cause seizures. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain. ...Read more

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What cause a seizures?

What cause a seizures?

Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...Read more

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What causes a seizure?

Many: Most of the time it is unknown. There is along list for causes. Let your doctor decide. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

Over active neurons: A seizure is when the brain cell allows too much sodium or calcium and water follows, disrupting the flow of chemicals and waste products through special "gates." seizure meds are "gate blockers" to stop this from happening. ...Read more

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Can a seizure be cured?

Can a seizure be cured?

Treated/not cured: People with epilepsy have more and better treatment options than ever before. There are now 20 antiepileptic drugs approved for use in the United States, and many more are in development. The use of surgery has been greatly refined, and new surgical techniques have been developed. People also may be treated with vagus nerve stimulation or the ketogenic diet in some cases. ...Read more

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What triggers seizures?

What doesn't?: Dehydration, use of illicit drugs, infections both at the level of the brain and spinal cord as well as anywhere else in the body medications, flashing lights, noncompliance with anti-seizure medication regimen, strokes, metabolic disorders, trauma to the head, hyperventilation. Does that list seem complete enough to cover whatever you might be thinking? There very well may be other causes as well ...Read more

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What is grandma seizure?

What is grandma seizure?

"Grand Mal": -- seizure involving whole body, all extremities shaking, also drooling, loss of consciousness, and incontinence. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more


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