(used to known as 'fits'), these begin as a sort of electrical storm in the brain which temporarily short circuits. Different parts of the brain can be affected and these result in different types of seizure.
uncontrollable contractions of muscles that can result in sudden movement or loss of control, also known as convulsions.
An uncontrollable discharge of nerve cells which may spread to other cells nearby or throughout the entire brain. It may be associated with loss of consciousness and tremors. (one who has seizures/fire up with raging behavior/emotion) (many times, lots of time, seizures/fits)
A temporary change in brain performance due to abnormal electrical activity of a specific group of cells in the brain that either present with sudden muscle contractions, decreased level of consciousness, and several other symptoms.
Disturbances of brain function, manifested as episodic impairment or loss of consciousness, abnormal movement, or sensory disturbances. Caused by paroxysmal disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. Myoclonic: Seizures characterized by jerking a body extremity or generalized tonic-clonic seizures within an hour or two of waking from sleep. Partial: (Formerly known as focal seizures.) The seizure is limited to one area in the brain. During this type of seizure, the child may experience a range of strange or unusual sensations including sudden, jerky movements of one body part, distortions in hearing or seeing, stomach discomfort, or a sudden sense of fear. Partial seizures are classified as either simple or complex. In simple partial seizures, there is no loss of consciousness. In partial complex seizures, consciousness is impaired. Petit-mal: Now called generalized absence seizures. These are characterized by 5 to 15 second lapses in consciousness. During an absence seizure, the child appears to be staring into space and the eyes may roll upwards. Absence seizures typically occur in childhood and resolve in adolescence. Absence seizures are rare in adults.
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abnormal overactivity of neurons, usually resulting in muscle contractions.
Bursts of abnormal electrical activity in the brain causing episodic symptoms, including coma or reduced level of awareness, flailing movements of arms and legs, and loss of control of bowels and bladder. Prolonged, untreated seizures may cause brain damage or even death.
an abnormal movement or behavior caused by unusual electrical activity in the brain.
uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain that can lead to abnormal muscle movements, changes in behavior, or loss of consciousness.
episodes of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. These abnormal electrical disturbances may lead to involuntary jerking, spasms or rhythmic contraction and relaxation of certain muscle groups and impaired control of involuntary functions such as breathing or bladder or bowel control. There may also be loss of consciousness or sensory or behavioral abnormalities.
abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain causing strange sensations, emotions, and behavior, or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness.