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Can you tell me what occurs during an epileptic seizure?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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In brief: Abnormal discharges

During a seizure there is abnormal electral activity involing a group of discharging neurons.
(brain cells) we might be talking about a small part of the cortex of your brain or a large groupe of neurons depending on the type and location. These rapidly discharging cells use up a lot of oxygen, neurotransmitters and nutrients and will stop firing on their own (at least for a while).

In brief: Abnormal discharges

During a seizure there is abnormal electral activity involing a group of discharging neurons.
(brain cells) we might be talking about a small part of the cortex of your brain or a large groupe of neurons depending on the type and location. These rapidly discharging cells use up a lot of oxygen, neurotransmitters and nutrients and will stop firing on their own (at least for a while).
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