what is epilepsy? please explain.

Asked by  | 29th Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student,
It is a common chronic neurological disorder characterized by seizures. These seizures are transient signs and/or symptoms of abnormal, excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.

Epilepsies are classified in five ways:

  1. By their first cause (or etiology).
  2. By the observable manifestations of the seizures, known as semiology.
  3. By the location in the brain where the seizures originate.
  4. As a part of discrete, identifiable medical syndromes.
  5. By the event that triggers the seizures, as in primary reading epilepsy or musicogenic epilepsy

We hope that clarifies your query.




Answered by  | 29th Mar, 2011, 12:32: AM

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