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What Is A Seizure

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:59

A seizure is a single event. It is abnormal and excessive discharge of electrical activity from a collection of neurons. This discharge is accompanied by some behavioral change in the individual. Changes may be dramatic, or may be quite subtle, some are detectable only through specialized tests, ...

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What To Do If Someone Is Having An Epilepsy Seizure

What To Do If Someone Is Having An Epilepsy Seizure

Saturday, October 24, 2009 9:12

The most important thing to do if someone is having an epilepsy seizure is to prevent her from harm. If she is falling, gently get her to a bed or sofa, or floor. Prevent injury from objects around her. Do not attempt to place objects in the person's ...

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How Do Drugs For Epilepsy Works

How Do Drugs For Epilepsy Works

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 15:53

Epilepsy drugs actually have many different actions in the brain. All, however, have the potential to affect the transmissions of abnormal signals between neurons that cause of seizures. Simply shutting down all transmissions among the malfunctioning neurons would clearly stop seizures, but this would also shut down all ...

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Epilepsy Treatment Issues In Children

Epilepsy Treatment Issues In Children

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 15:34

Even more than in adults, it is critical to correctly diagnose the type of seizures occurring in a child. Starting, for instance, could be a symptom of either absence or complex partial epilepsy seizures, and these are treated very differently. More in children than adults, it is ...

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